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Thus a loan-word qualified to be listed under the external rubric as a typical item imposed by the force of prestige may be seen from the internal standpoint to possess an argotic function, to be a means of affirming one's solidarity with a certain social, artistic or technical group, or to act as a signum de classe which serves to maintain, advertise or claim the user's right to a given social status.
Narrated in the first person in an argotic, hip-hop style, Il n'y a plus que la Patagonie touches on many novelistic commonplaces.