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The Future of French in Louisiana

The Future of French in Louisiana

(p.108) Chapter 8 The Future of French in Louisiana
Language in Louisiana
Tamara Lindner
University Press of Mississippi

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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