|SOUTHEASTERN HOSTS GUEST LECTURE ON LOUISIANA CREOLES
HAMMOND -- Tom Klingler, an expert
on the language of Louisiana Creoles, will present a guest lecture at Southeastern
Louisiana University on April 28.
A professor of linguistics at
Tulane University, Klingler will speak on “Creole, Cajun, or French?
Linguistic Diversity Among Louisiana’s Creoles of Color” at 7 p.m. in the
Music Recital Hall.
Klingler will discuss linguistic
diversity among Louisiana’s Creole population and the problem of language
use, language labels such as “Creole,” “Cajun,” and “French,” and ethnicity.
He also will present a broad overview of the Louisiana Creole language.
Klingler is the author of “If
I Could Turn My Tongue Like That: The Creole Language of Pointe Coupee
Parish, Louisiana” (LSU Press, 1993), and many articles on Louisiana Creole.
For additional information on
the lecture contact Southeastern English professor Thomas Fick at 985-549-2100/2104
Later this year, Klingler also will
participate in “Creoles in Fact and Fiction,” a special Southeastern summer
institute for teachers, directed by Fick and funded by a Louisiana Endowment
for the Humanities grant. The institute is open to Louisiana kindergarten
through high school public, private and parochial school teachers in language
arts, social studies, art, history, music and related fields. The deadline
for application is April 16. Twenty-five teachers will be selected
to attend the institute, which will include 16 sessions between June 2-
29. An online application form and additional information is available