In France, the so-called Z.U.S (Zones Urbaines Sensibles, meaning Sensitive Social Areas) are places of the social deprivation. Among others, young people live there, often descendant of immigrants. The language they speak shows clearly they belong to the world of the suburbs, as it contains the typical linguistic forms, the so-called F.C.C. (Français Contemporain des Cités, or French Suburbs Language). A certain social behaviours, typical for their environment, are reflected in these forms that also demonstrate an existence of the social and reactive violence, a straight consequence of the previous. All these can be seen in the suburbs of the French cities.
Adolescence, 2009, T. 27, n°4, pp. 849-857.