Dictionary of Louisiana Creole

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Albert Valdman
Indiana University Press, 1998 - Foreign Language Study - 656 pages
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This important reference work has been compiled from existing written sources dating back to 1850 and from material collected in Bayou Teche, the German Coast, Pointe Coupee, and St. Tammany Parish. The Dictionary Features: an informative User's Guide, including details on orthography and the design of the dictionary articles; a grammatical sketch of the language; a guide to variant pronunciations; English and French meaning equivalents; creole contextual examples; identification of where examples were collected, with special notation for historical items (i.e., pre-1960); two indexes: a French-Creole index and an English-Creole index; and rich cultural information, with many examples of folklore, traditional medicine, religious beliefs, and agricultural practices.
 

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This is a Good book for people like me who speaks fluently, but cant read fluently.

Contents

Preface
1
Observations on Louisiana Creole
3
Users Guide to the Dictionary
19
Key to parts of speech and usage level abbreviations
27
Key to source code abbreviations used in post1960 data
28
Key to source code abbreviations from historical texts
29
Bibliographical references to textual sources
30
Louisiana Creole Dictionary 501 EnglishLouisiana Creole Index
501
FrenchLouisiana Creole Index
581
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About the author (1998)

Albert Valdman is Rudy Professor of French, Italian, and Linguistics (emeritus) and the director of the Creole Institute at Indiana University. He is also the editor of the "Haitian CreoleaEnglish Bilingual Dictionary".

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