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John Christopher Corne

John Christopher Corne, French educator. Club: University (Auckland).


  • Corne, John Christopher was born on July 5, 1942 in Auckland, New Zealand. Son of Charles Frederick and Marie Cynthia (Restall) Corne.

  • Education

    • Children– Cecilia Jane Lei Kum, Chloe Lucinda Lei Yin, Nicholas Christopher Tien Choy. Bachelor, University Auckland, 1964, Master of Arts with honors, 1965, Doctor of Philosophy, 1970.


    • Lecturer in French, University Auckland, 1968-1971, senior lecturer, 1972-1985, associate professor, since 1986. Member Comite International des Etudes Creoles, Aix-en-Provence, 1976-1979.


    • Author: Seychelles Creole Grammar, 1977, (with Philip Baker) Isle de France Creole: Affinities and Origin, 1982. Editor journal. Te Reo, 1982-1987. Member editorial board Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, Carrier Pidgin, Antipodaes.

      Contributor articles to professional publications Member Jour.French Language Studies, Linguistic Society New Zealand (editor 1982-1987, secretary since 1988), Society for Caribbean Linguistics, Association Quebecoise de Linguistique.


    Club: University (Auckland).



    Brewing, cooking, gardening, golf.


    • Married Michele Paule Boissery, 1964 (divorced 1973).; married Daphne Wong Too, December 20, 1978. Children– Philippe Paul Charles, Brigitte Marie.
    • father: Charles Frederick Corne
    • mother: Marie Cynthia (Restall) Corne
    • spouses: Michele Paule Boissery
    • Daphne Wong Too
    • children: Philippe Paul Charles Corne
    • Brigitte Marie Corne
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    Born July 5, 1942
    (age 75)