In the early years of the twenty-first century, the Internet became the dominant means of conveying “inner-city” culture and language beyond the many places where they emerge. Words and expressions from what is known as “contemporary inner-city French” (français contemporain des cités or FCC) are now frequent on websites, forums, chat-rooms and blogs, but also on social networks. This is actually producing a cultural shift and there is every indication that the process will continue, given the role played by contemporary digital media.
- inner-city culture
- contemporary inner-city French
- français contemporain des cités (FCC)
- digital media
- working-class neighbourhoods
- social networks
- vectors of dissemination