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Introduction

  • Albert Valdman
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Part of the Topics in Language and Linguistics book series (TLLI)

Abstract

In concluding his review of Conwell and Juilland’s book Louisiana French Grammar I, William Bright (1966) declared, “The job on Louisiana French remains to be done.” Despite an impressive collection of studies produced in the three decades since Bright’s observation, the conclusion is still valid. In the absence of what might be termed classic studies of the linguistic situation of Francophone Louisiana, this collective volume is intended to fill that gap. However, it not only presents current knowledge about French and Creole in Louisiana, but also points the way toward new research questions and suggests novel avenues of inquiry.

Keywords

Language Policy Language Planning Person Plural Language Shift Speech Variety 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Valdman
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  1. 1.Creole InstituteIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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