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Title Language in Louisiana : community and culture / edited by Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 278 pages)
Series America's third coast
America's third coast
Contents Preface -- Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Connie Eble -- Indigenous languages -- The Chitimacha language: a history -- Daniel W. Hieber -- Kowassaaton Ilhaalos: let us hear Koasati -- Linda Langley and Bertney Langley -- The maintenance of Koasati -- Geoffrey Kimball -- The Tunica language -- Patricia Anderson and Judith m. Maxwell -- Ishak words: language renewal prospects for a historical Gulf Coast tribe -- Jeffery U. Darensbourg and david Kaufman -- French in Louisiana -- History and variation in louisiana french -- Nathalie Dajko -- The louisiana Creole language today -- Thomas A. Klingler -- The future of french in Louisiana -- Tamara lindner -- The institutionalization of French in Louisiana: history, successes, and challenges for the future -- Albert Camp -- French education in New Orleans -- Robin White -- English in Louisiana -- Cajun English: a linguistic and cultural profile -- Katie Carmichael -- Do you know what it means? New Orleans English -- Christina Schoux Casey -- The linguistic survey of North Louisiana: history and progress -- Lisa Abney -- New populations -- Spanish in Louisiana: a story of unplanned language revival -- Rafael Orozco and Dorian Dorado -- Vietnamese in Louisiana -- Allison Truitt -- Diverse linguistic communities and English fluency in New Orleans -- Shane Lief -- About the contributors -- Index
Summary "Louisiana is often presented as a bastion of French culture and language in an otherwise English environment. The continued presence of French in south Louisiana and the struggle against the language's demise have given the state an aura of exoticism and at the same time have strained serious focus on that language. Historically, however, the state has always boasted a multicultural, polyglot population. From the scores of indigenous languages used at the time of European contact to the importation of African and European languages during the colonial period to the modern invasion of English and the arrival of new immigrant populations, Louisiana has had and continues to enjoy a rich linguistic palate. Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture brings together for the first time work by scholars and community activists, all experts on the cutting edge of research. In sixteen chapters, the authors present the state of languages and of linguistic research on topics such as indigenous language documentation and revival; variation in, attitudes toward, and educational opportunities in Louisiana's French varieties; current research on rural and urban dialects of English, both in south Louisiana and in the long-neglected northern parishes; and the struggles more recent immigrants face to use their heritage languages and deal with language-based regulations in public venues. This volume will be of value to both scholars and general readers interested in a comprehensive view of Louisiana's linguistic landscape."--Provided by publisher
Notes "First printing 2019."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 08, 2019)
Subject Atakapa language -- Louisiana
Cajun French dialect
Chitimacha language -- Louisiana
Creole dialects -- Louisiana
Creole dialects, French -- Louisiana
English language -- Dialects -- Louisiana
Koasati language -- Louisiana
Language and culture -- Louisiana
Language and languages -- Variation
Language surveys -- Louisiana
Spanish language -- Louisiana
Tunica language -- Louisiana
Vietnamese language -- Louisiana
Atakapa language.
Cajun French dialect.
Chitimacha language.
Creole dialects, French.
Creole dialects.
English language -- Dialects.
Koasati language.
Language and culture.
Language and languages -- Variation.
Language surveys.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
Spanish language.
Tunica language.
Vietnamese language.
Form Electronic book
Author Dajko, Nathalie., editor
Walton, Shana, 1961- editor
LC no. 2019022341
ISBN 1496823869 electronic book
1496823885 electronic book
1496823893 electronic book
9781496823861 electronic book
9781496823885 electronic book
9781496823892 electronic book
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