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Note: This dictionary is currently out of print. If you wish to purchase a copy, please contact us at the e-mail address below for information on pricing and availability.


The Creole Institute and the Indiana University Press proudly announce

The Dictionary of Louisiana Creole

Edited by Albert Valdman, Thomas A. Klingler, 
Margaret M. Marshall, and Kevin J. Rottet

The only comprehensive dictionary of Louisiana Creole

The dictionary features:

  • an informative user’s guide
  • a grammatical sketch of the language
  • a guide to variant pronunciations
  • English and French meaning equivalents
  • identification of where examples were collected
  • two indices: a French-Creole index and an English-Creole index
  • rich cultural information, with many examples of folklore, traditional medicine, religious beliefs, and agricultural practices


This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, grant RT 21614-94

Remarkable.  A unique record of Louisiana French Creole.  The introduction itself is an important contribution to creolistics.  This valuable dictionary should be of wide interest to Creole scholars, French and U. S. cultural historians, and students of the French language.  There is nothing else like it.”  —Glenn Gilbert, Editor, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

For information about ordering this dictionary, contact us at the Creole Institute.
Phone: (812) 855-4988

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