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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)
  • immigration
  • digital media
  • working-class neighbourhoods
  • social networks
  • vectors of dissemination
Jean-Pierre Goudaillier
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