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The Future of French in Louisiana

The Future of French in Louisiana

Chapter:
(p.108) Chapter 8 The Future of French in Louisiana
Source:
Language in Louisiana
Author(s):
Tamara Lindner
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.003.0008

The vernacular variety of French historically spoken in south Louisiana, commonly known as Cajun French or to linguists as Louisiana Regional French (Klingler 2003), is the unique product of the contact between varieties of French spoken by the colonists, immigrants, and Acadian exiles who populated the region. The Acadian influence on this Louisiana dialect of French is reflected in its common name, ...

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