Dr. Shana Walton at the Louisiana Book Festival

Dr. Shana Walton was at the 2019 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge on November 2nd with her latest book Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture, edited by Nathalie Dajko and Shana Walton.

 

Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture brings together for the first time work by scholars and community activists, all experts on the cutting edge of research. In sixteen chapters, the authors present the state of languages and of linguistic research on topics such as indigenous language documentation and revival; variation in, attitudes toward, and educational opportunities in Louisiana’s French varieties; current research on rural and urban dialects of English, both in south Louisiana and in the long-neglected northern parishes; and the struggles more recent immigrants face to use their heritage languages and deal with language-based regulations in public venues. This volume will be of value to both scholars and general readers interested in a comprehensive view of Louisiana’s linguistic landscape.
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