March 11, 2021
Lunchtime Lectures begin at 12:00PM
845 N Jefferson Ave
Port Allen, LA 70767
This event is FREE and open to the public
Lunchtime Lecture: Louisiana Creole Voices along the Mississippi
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Join speakers Margaret Marshall and Thomas Klingler for a lunchtime lecture on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Noon at the West Baton Rouge Museum,
Join speakers Margaret Marshall and Thomas Klingler for a Lunchtime Lecture on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Noon at the West Baton Rouge Museum.
As part of an LEH/NEH grant, Margaret Marshall (retired French professor) and Thomas Klingler (Tulane University) are having digitized 200 cassettes, recorded for the Dictionary of Louisiana Creole in the 1980s and 1990s, at the Center for Louisiana Studies (ULL). This lecture will inform the public about the project and the historic, linguistic and social significance of the Vacherie and Point Coupée varieties of Louisiana Creole. Speech samples from the original cassettes will be given and discussed.
This program is free and open to the public. Masks are required and social distancing protocol will be followed.
West Baton Rouge Museum is located at 845 N. Jefferson Avenue in Port Allen. For more information, call (225)336-2422 Ext. 200 or for driving directions, please visit www.westbatonrougemuseum.org.