Robert Chaudenson

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Robert Chaudenson (12 April 1937 – 7 April 2020) was a French linguist.



He was a specialist in creole languages and an emeritus professor of linguistics at the University of Provence. He was a widely known author on the subject of creolistics and president of the International Committee of Creole Studies. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] He was born in Lyon, and died aged 82, just 5 days before his 83rd birthday in Metropolitan France due to complications of COVID-19. [6]


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  4. "Key Figures in Creole Studies – Robert Chaudenson", Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.
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