If I could turn my tongue like that : the Creole of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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If I could turn my tongue like that : the Creole of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Author: Thomas A Klingler
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The heart of the book is a detailed morphosyntactic description based on some 150 hours of interviews with Pointe Coupee Creole speakers. Each grammatical feature is amply illustrated with contextual examples, and Klingler's descriptive framework will facilitate comparative research. The author also provides historical and sociolinguistic background information on the region, examining economic, demographic, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Klingler
ISBN: 0807127795 9780807127797
OCLC Number: 1049119323
Description: xxxv, 627 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Sociohistorical Background --
Ch. 1. Colonial Louisiana --
Ch. 2. The Development of Louisiana Creole --
Ch. 3. Pointe Coupee Parish --
pt. II. Grammatical Description --
Ch. 4. Preliminaries --
Ch. 5. The Noun Phrase --
Ch. 6. The Verb Phrase --
pt. III. Interview Excerpts --
Ch. 7. Conversations in Creole.
Responsibility: Thomas A. Klingler.

Abstract:

"The heart of the book is a detailed morphosyntactic description based on some 150 hours of interviews with Pointe Coupee Creole speakers. Each grammatical feature is amply illustrated with contextual examples, and Klingler's descriptive framework will facilitate comparative research. The author also provides historical and sociolinguistic background information on the region, examining economic, demographic, and social conditions that contributed to the formation and spread of Creole in Louisiana. Pointe Coupee Creole is unusual, and in some cases unique, because of such factors as the parish's early exposure to English, its rapid development of a plantation economy, and its relative insulation from Cajun French."--Jacket.

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