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Langage : les mots nés dans la rue
The linguist Aurore Vincinti has published a dictionary entitled "Les mots du bitume". She is using bitume, or bitumen in English, as a synonym for the street. Her book analyses the words of the street and she argues these enrich the French language, feed it and generally mess around with it.

She explains how workplace jargon and the migratory effects bring different languages into contact, leading to the birth of new words. Some will become part of the language while others in time become 'uncool' and fade away.

As for criticisms that this is killing the language, she argues that the best way to kill a language is to freeze it, prevent its evolution, stop it from borrowing words, or quite simply prevent it from changing.
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