Language in LouisianaCommunity and Culture

Language in LouisianaCommunity and Culture

Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton

Print publication date: 2020

ISBN: 9781496823854

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Abstract

This volume brings together for the first time essays that cover all major (currently) spoken languages in the state, all major language research in Louisiana, and all sites of language activism.This allows for a cohesive, comparative understanding of the state's polyglot history and each language's place in it. The book presents work from academics and community members, providing both insider views and the views of outsider scholars with years of experience with the languages in question. The approachable style makes this appropriate for both the general public and scholars of the state and language trends.

Table of Contents

Section I Indigenous Languages

Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton

Chapter 2 Kowassaaton Ilhaalos: Let us Hear Koasati

Linda Langley and Bertney Langley

Chapter 4 The Tunica Language

Patricia ANDERSON and Judith M. MAXWELL

Section III English in Louisiana

Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton

End Matter