French and Creole in Louisiana / Edition 1

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Overview

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. £/LIST£

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Describes the current state of research on language varieties spoken in southwestern Louisiana, with material on French and Creole in Louisiana as well as French-speaking communities in Acadia currently New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and in the Caribbean. Specific subjects include the sociolinguistic situation of Cajun French, field method in four Cajun communities in Louisiana, the structure of Louisiana Creole, the lexicon of Louisiana French, and research on Louisiana french folklore and folklife. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306454646
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/30/1997
  • Series: Topics in Language and Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Sociolinguistic Situation of Cajun French: The Effects of Language Shift and Language Loss 25
Ch. 3 Field Method in Four Cajun Communities in Louisiana 47
Ch. 4 A Structural Sketch of the Cajun French Spoken in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes 71
Ch. 5 The Structure of Louisiana Creole 109
Ch. 6 The Lexicon of Louisiana French 145
Ch. 7 The Louisiana French Movement: Actors and Actions in Social Change 183
Ch. 8 The Development of a Louisiana French Norm 215
Ch. 9 French and Creole on St. Barth and St. Thomas 237
Ch. 10 Structural Aspects and Current Sociolinguistic Situation of Acadian French 255
Ch. 11 Sociolinguistic Heterogeneity: The Franco-Ontarians 287
Ch. 12 Towards a Lexicography of French in Louisiana: Historical and Geographic Aspects 315
Ch. 13 The Origin and Development of Louisiana Creole French 333
Ch. 14 Research on Louisiana French Folklore and Folklife 351
Name and Title Index 361
Subject Index 367
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