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The decline of Acadian French in Maine

For Acadians, History Speaks in Accents Disconsolate. “Over time some parents stopped insisting their children speak French, and schoolteachers shushed the sons and daughters named Fournier and Cyr. Now many adults in their 30s and 40s cannot speak Valley French, the Acadian patois that is more drawn out than crisp Parisian French.”

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Grant Barrett