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French and Creole in Louisiana : Topics in Language and Linguistics - Albert Valdman

French and Creole in Louisiana

Topics in Language and Linguistics

By: Albert Valdman (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 1997
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Leading specialists on Cajun French and Louisiana Creole examine dialectology and sociolinguistics in this volume, the first comprehensive treatment of the linguistic situation of francophone Louisiana and its relation to the current development of French in North America outside of Quebec. Topics discussed include:

  • language shift and code mixing
  • speaker attitudes
  • the role of schools and media in the maintenance of these languages
  • and such language planning initiatives as the CODOFIL program to revive the sue of French in Louisiana. œ/LISTœ

  • Introductionp. 1
    The Sociolinguistic Situation of Cajun French: The Effects of Language Shift and Language Lossp. 25
    Field Method in Four Cajun Communities in Louisianap. 47
    A Structural Sketch of the Cajun French Spoken in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishesp. 71
    The Structure of Louisiana Creolep. 109
    The Lexicon of Louisiana Frenchp. 145
    The Louisiana French Movement: Actors and Actions in Social Changep. 183
    The Development of a Louisiana French Normp. 215
    French and Creole on St. Barth and St. Thomasp. 237
    Structural Aspects and Current Sociolinguistic Situation of Acadian Frenchp. 255
    Sociolinguistic Heterogeneity: The Franco-Ontariansp. 287
    Towards a Lexicography of French in Louisiana: Historical and Geographic Aspectsp. 315
    The Origin and Development of Louisiana Creole Frenchp. 333
    Research on Louisiana French Folklore and Folklifep. 351
    Name and Title Indexp. 361
    Subject Indexp. 367
    Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780306454646
    ISBN-10: 0306454645
    Series: Topics in Language and Linguistics
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 372
    Published: 30th September 1997
    Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
    Weight (kg): 0.7