French immersion in Louisiana: instructor perceptions and practices

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dc.contributor Drewelow, Isabelle
dc.contributor Nelson, Robert
dc.contributor.advisor Picone, Michael Haskins, Meredith 2017-03-01T17:22:59Z 2017-03-01T17:22:59Z 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001883
dc.identifier.other Haskins_alatus_0004M_12275
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract French Immersion programs in Louisiana provide a unique opportunity to examine factors that have an effect on preservation and revitalization efforts of language and culture in the United States. In this study, I attempt to identify the language attitudes and classroom practices of immersion teachers in Louisiana's immersion programs due to the critical role that these programs play in the movement to encourage the revitalization of French in Louisiana. Participants included five teachers in French immersion programs employed by a public school in East Baton Rouge Parish during the 2014-2015 academic year. I also identify the perceptions of two current CODOFIL representatives, and examine how their perceptions impact those of the immersion teachers. Findings suggest that the French immersion teachers believe that some aspects of Louisiana French should be incorporated into the schools; however, they believe that Standard French is generally more useful and should remain the primary variety of French for instruction. The interview with the CODOFIL representatives suggests that there is a developing "new wave" of French immersion in Louisiana with the creation and implementation of new programs such as the "Escadrille" program. I also attempt to identify areas that merit further research.
dc.format.extent 69 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Sociolinguistics
dc.subject.other Language
dc.subject.other Foreign language instruction
dc.title French immersion in Louisiana: instructor perceptions and practices
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Modern Languages and Classics French The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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