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Enseigner le latin en territoire créolophone : la Guadeloupe

Abstract : What is Latin’s place in Guadeloupian junior high school? Latin is an ancient language – rather than dead – pupils can choose as an optional subject from 2nd grade. Over time, this optional subject has changed several times in schools and in society; it has often been considered as elitist or useless. Now that classical languages are part of governmental and educative issues, now they are transformed and not considered as evidence, it is important to know the reality of teaching Latin in Guadeloupe, department highly influenced by its Creole culture. This work wants to explore the reason why Guadeloupian pupils and/or their parents choose Latin whereas it would be more normal that they choose Creole instead, closer to their background. The analysis of this issue includes the history of Latin teaching in France in parallel with the teaching of French and a presentation of linguistic specificities of Guadeloupe from a historical and social point of view in order to understand how Latin is inscribed in this context. This work also builds on observations of children at school, examples of lessons taught in class and questionnaires filled by pupils and their parents. They led to detailed statistics.
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Fatoumata Diaw, Luce Anissa. Enseigner le latin en territoire créolophone : la Guadeloupe. Education. 2015. ⟨dumas-01199026⟩



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