Official launch of the MASTRI trilingual Master’s degree in Seychelles

On Wednesday 21 February, the University of Seychelles officially launched the MASTRI trilingual Master's project (Creole, English, French) in collaboration with Aix-Marseille University and with the support of the French Embassy (FSPI-R project). Coordinated by our colleague Sibylle Kriegel (AMU/LPL), this project will enable local students to achieve a high level of education (bac +5) without having to go abroad for two years. It will also help to strengthen the codification of Creole and maintain the French language locally. This Master's degree is due to start in September 2025, with students moving to AMU for six months to follow courses in various ALLSH departments.

Furthermore, the event was announced on the front page of the Seychelles most important daily newspaper today!

More information (in English):


Credits: UniSey

Credits: Nation, Seychelles

Release of the last issue of the Études Créoles journal

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of the Études Créoles journal:

Etudes Créoles vol. XXXVII n ° 1 & 2 - Studies of comparative constructions [All articles in French language]
Under the direction of Paula Prescod & Béatrice Jeannot-Fourcaud

This issue is dedicated to the memory of Robert Chaudenson, who died last April, swept away by COVID 19. Founder of the journal in 1978, he was successively its editor and director of publication until 2010.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that the application for Études Créoles has been accepted by OpenEdition. The journal - created in 1978 - will be available on the OpenEdition Journals platform shortly.

We hope you enjoy reading it.

Regards, Editorial team

Words are travellers…

On January 26, the newspaper “Le Mauricien”, the main daily on the island, published an article on the work of German researchers on Mauritian Creole, also highlighting the studies of Sibylle Kriegel. AMU professor and specialist in French lexical Creoles at the LPL, she evokes here her work on “Morphosyntaxic copies of bhojpouri in Mauritian Creole” – in Creole of course! – presented at a conference in 2019.

 > Link to the article online or pdf