Tentchoff, Dorice. Cajun French and French creole: their speakers and the questions of identities

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Cajun French and French creole: their speakers and the questions of identities

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Culture of Acadiana : tradition and change in south Louisiana, edited by Steven L. Del Sesto [and] Jon L. Gibson

Published By: Original publisher The Culture of Acadiana : tradition and change in south Louisiana, edited by Steven L. Del Sesto [and] Jon L. Gibson Lafayette, La.: The University of Southwestern Louisiana. 1975. 87-109 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Dorice Tentchoff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Cajuns (NO12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Language (190); Conversation (521); Ethnic stratification (563);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The concept of Cajun identity is a major topic of concern in this essay. Tentchoff explores the various ramifications of the problem, attempting to answer in the process such questions as 'who is a Cajun?', and 'what does it mean to be a Cajun?' One general meaning of the word 'Cajun' is a native who is a French speaker, but this is also true of the Creole and Louisiana French populations as well. In an attempt at clarification Tentchoff proceeds to a detailed analysis of Cajun French and French Creole as they are used by native speakers, illustrating their similarities and differences as defining variables in ethnic identification.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. no12-013

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 108-109)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle, 1993

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Louisiana, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns


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