Dictionary of Louisiana French(As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities)
The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie. Data were collected during interviews from at least five persons in each of twenty-four areas in these regions. In addition to the data collected from fieldwork, the dictionary contains material compiled from existing lexical inventories, from texts published after 1930, and from archival recordings. The DLF not only contains the largest number of words and expressions but also provides the most complete information available for each entry. Entries include the word in the conventional French spelling, the pronunciation (including attested variants), the part of speech classification, the English equivalent, and the word's use in common phrases. The DLF features a wealth of illustrative examples derived from fieldwork and textual sources and identification of the parish where the entry was collected or the source from which it was compiled. An English-to-Louisiana French index enables readers to find out how particular notions would be expressed in la Louisiane. Albert Valdman is Rudy Professor of French, Italian, and Linguistics (emeritus) and the director of the Creole Institute at Indiana University. He is the editor of the Haitian Creole-English Bilingual Dictionary. 800 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, references list
Advanced Haitian-Creole Reader Thomas Cremaer, Editor
In 1990 Dunwoody Press published the Haitian-Creole Newspaper Reader, which contained forty-two selections mainly taken from radio broadcasts from Haiti. The selections ranged on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale from 2 to 3+. Since the publication of the reader interest in Haitian-Creole has increased, especially for advanced texts of a more literary nature. The Advanced Haitian-Creole Reader is an attempt to meet this need. It includes twenty-four selections that demonstrate the richness of the language and the culture. The text, ranging from ILR Level 3 to 4+, presents a variety of genres including history, politics, literature, philosophy, voodoo, and poetry. 2007, 141 pages, hardbound.
Haitian Creole Newspaper Reader Kate Howe, Lyonel Desmarattes
This Reader is an introduction to Haitian language, culture and politics for a linguistically sophisticated beginner. The forty-two selections are intended to provide students who already have some knowledge of the language with practice in reading. Included is a background study of the language situation in Haiti, notes on pidgin and creole languages, a reference grammar, and a composite glossary. With two 60 min. audio cassette recordings of the articles read by a native speaker. 1990, 210 pages, hardbound.
Book and 2 cassettes $105
Haitian Creole - English Dictionary Jean Targète, Raphael G. Urciolo
With 10,000 entries, including many illustrative phrases and examples of usage, this book brings Creole lexicography forward. English translations are supplied for the Creole sentences used as examples.
Hardback $108 Softcover $76
Haitian Creole Oxford Picture Dictionary
Pictures convey meaning more clearly than words alone. The Oxford English/French Picture Dictionary presents over 2,400 words in both English and French, clearly depicted on 102 pages of full-color, contextualized illustrations. Vocabulary is introduced within 82 topics, which range from basics as food, clothing, and shelter to more specific topics such as the space program, occupations, and sports. An English index includes all the vocabulary words with a clear, easy-to-follow pronunciation guide, and a second index in French is also included. This dictionary can be used at all levels, by all ages, to teach all language skills; with the components, it provides a complete language development program. It's an invaluable resource every student and teacher needs to have. 2,400 words and color pictures, 82 topics (fruits, anatomy, geography, etc.).