Tentchoff, Dorice. Speech in a Louisiana Cajun community

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

Title: Speech in a Louisiana Cajun community

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1977. [iv], v, 148 leaves map

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 External migration (167); Total culture (180); Language (190); Social stratification (560); External relations (648);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This dissertation '…is intended as a base-line effort to provide an ethnography of speaking for an ethnically diverse community in southern Louisiana' (p.1), comprised of the three adjacent villages of 'Bienvenue,' 'Patinville,' and 'Huval.' Tentchoff suggests that the non-English speech of the area, though widely variable, consists of two related languages, Cajun French and French Creole, each of which has taken on meanings associated with and expressive of the two opposed value systems posited for its population (p.ii). These value systems are organized arouond sex and age roles in the society, with Cajun French being associated with one and Creole with the other. Through this association the use of Cajun French, on one hand, infers a certain social superiority and values linked to females and older people in the community, while on the other hand, the use of Creole implies social equality and values generally linked to males. Tentchoff's exposition of this hypothesis occupies the major portion of this work.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

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. no12-010

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Abstracted in: Dissertation abstracts international -- 38/03, p. 1507, Sep. 1977.|UM-AAC 7718849 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Case Western Reserve University, 1977 Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date ['…many months…' p. iii]

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). variable

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) 'Bienvenue,' 'Patinville,' and 'Huval,' La.; Louisiana, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Cajuns

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