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Du français à l’anglais : cheminements de l’assimilation linguistique des Créoles blancs de Louisiane : quatre familles de 1830 à 1890

Abstract : At the beginning of the 19th century, in 1803, the United States bought Louisiana from France. The francophone population living there, was now under anglophone domination. The French and English languages were constantly in contact and the French language lost its dominant status.This dissertation covers the period going from 30 years before the American Civil War, till 30 years after : from 1830 until the end of the 1890’s. Those years saw the domination of the French language disappear in Louisiana, and white Creole families turning from bilingual in French and English to monolingual in English. This work is a micro-sociolinguistic study of private letters, collected in different universities in Louisiana. One of the main themes of this dissertation is the education provided to children. We are aiming to show how this population went from bilingual to monolingual, and what factors came from within the families themselves.
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Maelenn Le Roux. Du français à l’anglais : cheminements de l’assimilation linguistique des Créoles blancs de Louisiane : quatre familles de 1830 à 1890. Linguistique. Université de Nanterre - Paris X; Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada), 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020PA100017⟩. ⟨tel-02942219⟩

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