The Economics and Politics of Louisiana’s Latest French Renaissance

  title={The Economics and Politics of Louisiana’s Latest French Renaissance},
  author={J{\'e}r{\^o}me Degrave},
Louisiana French is dying. With fewer than 160,000 speakers and an extremely limited trans-generational transmission, the language of the Cajuns is fast disappearing although the main facets of their culture – food and music – continue to enjoy international fame. This paradox is not the only one: Louisiana is the only state in the USA which took the trouble to endow itself with a public agency meant to defend and diffuse a minority language, namely French. Created in 1968 by an act of the Lo… 
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