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Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton


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 ... More

Keywords: Louisiana, Language activism, Language and culture, Language, Louisiana Folklife

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496823854
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathalie Dajko, editor
Tulane University

Shana Walton, editor
Nicholls State University

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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

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