Robert Fournier, Carleton University

Associate Professor French Ottawa, Ontario fournierrobert@videotron.ca Office: (909) 335-8919

Bio/Research

Robert Fournier is an Associate Professor in the Department of French. He received his doctorate from Université de Sherbrooke, Québec (1987), challenging Bickerton's Bioprogram Hypothesis as applied to French Creoles. As a sociolinguist and creolist, his research interests have focused on the ge...

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Bio/Research

Robert Fournier is an Associate Professor in the Department of French. He received his doctorate from Université de Sherbrooke, Québec (1987), challenging Bickerton's Bioprogram Hypothesis as applied to French Creoles. As a sociolinguist and creolist, his research interests have focused on the genetic and typological filiation of French Creoles to17th century popular French, opposing the substratist position that West African languages might have played a central role in the formation of creole languages. After 25 years devoted to this question, he recently came to the conclusion that even creoles are a source of mere mystification.



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