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Oakes, Leigh. 2013. Beyond diglossia? Language attitudes and identity in Reunion. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 34 (1) : 30–45.
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The increased appreciation of Creole in Reunion over the last decade, linked to more positive language attitudes, is mainly due to Creole's capacity to operate as an overt marker of a distinct Reunionese identity that increasingly tries to defend itself today, purporting not so much a more propitious future for the language but rather the next phase of a slow but constant language shift process to French.