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Cajun, Créole, et CODOFIL : La politique et la planification linguistique en Louisiane

dc.contributor.advisor Reisinger, Deborah Costley, Audrey 2023-05-05T20:54:33Z 2023-05-05T20:54:33Z 2023-04-08
dc.description.abstract Today, linguists consider there to be two varieties of French in Louisiana: Louisiana French (Cajun) and Louisiana Creole. Both of these languages are classified as endangered, with a continually declining population of speakers. Language change occurs naturally, however, there are policies that impact the nature and rate of change. Through the lens of Critical Language Policy (CLP), the research examines how the decline of the French language in Louisiana has been impacted by policy decisions, while considering the structural and ideological factors that influenced these policies. Further, the project examines more recent policies, institutions, and grassroots movements aimed at revitalizing and maintaining the role of French in Louisiana. The project takes a critical lens in analyzing the successes and shortcomings of current language policy in Louisiana with a focus on education.
dc.language.iso fr
dc.subject French
dc.subject Louisiana
dc.subject linguistics
dc.subject public policy
dc.subject language policy
dc.subject Cajun
dc.title Cajun, Créole, et CODOFIL : La politique et la planification linguistique en Louisiane
dc.title.alternative Cajun, Créole, and CODOFIL : Language Policy and Planning in Louisiana
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department Romance Studies

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