This paper was my contribution to the Festschrift presented to Professor Régine Delamotte on her retirement. Professor Delamotte is continuing with her research career; as a team we are currently working on award-winning research project on mixed couples. Our previous research project – also award-winning – was on code-switching and electronic writing. Professor Delamotte is a founding figure of the school of linguistics based at the University of Rouen, the birthplace of sociolinguistics in France with pioneers Jean-Baptiste Marcellesi, Louis Guespin and Bernard Gardin. My paper deals with migration in some of its many aspects (integration, code-switching, hybridity) and also analyses the artistic qualities of the film: the visuals, the acting and dancing performances, the rhythm. I was honoured to be invited to contribute to this Festschrift and I chose to submit a paper dealing with topics we researched as a team. I also wanted to bring my expertise on Tunisian language, culture and society to illuminate some Arabic/Tunisian aspects of the film. I focused more specifically on the dance as it is a personal passion of Régine. Abdellatif Kechiche is a Tunisian-French director who has just won the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes festival. This paper will also contribute to the growing interest in his work.
|Title of host publication||Identités langagières: Mélanges offerts à Régine Delamotte|
|Editors||Foued Laroussi, Marie-Claude Penloup|
|Place of Publication||Rouen|
|Publisher||Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
Carpenter-Latiri, D. (2013). Migrants and society in Kechiche’s ‘Couscous’: amplification of detail, rhythm and political discourse. In F. Laroussi, & M-C. Penloup (Eds.), Identités langagières: Mélanges offerts à Régine Delamotte (pp. 63-72). Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre. http://www.lcdpu.fr/livre/?GCOI=27000100619440