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Guidry Family & French Language Discussion (1982)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-24

Duration: 00:25:40

Subjects: French language | Cajun French dialect | Phillips, Hosea


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Guidry, Clarence Interviewee
  • Guidry, Margaret Interviewee
  • Marshall, Margaret Interviewee
  • Phillips, Hosea Interviewee


This episode of the series “En Francais” from January 24, 1982, features James Fontenot’s interview with Clarence Guidry and Margaret Guidry, a French-speaking African American family from Louisiana. Fontenot also interviews Dr. Margaret Marshall, a French professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and Dr. Hosea Phillips, a French professor at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette. They discuss the differences between standard French and the Cajun French dialect. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.