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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chiac is a contact language consisting of Acadian French heavily mixed and structured with English. It is spoken as the native and dominant language of most Acadians in southeast New Brunswick, especially among youth, near Moncton, Dieppe, Memramcook and Shediac. It is a more recent development of the French language, spurred by exposure to dominant English language media and increased urbanization to Moncton and contact with the dominant Anglophone community in the area since the 1960s especially. The word itself is generally considered a derivation of the name "Shediac," a town in the area. The roots and base of Chiac are Acadian French, a spoken French often tinged with nautical terms, reflecting the historic importance of the sea to the local economy, as well as older French words, many deemed archaic by the Acad mie Fran aise, testimony to three centuries of relative isolation of Acadian communities from French influence.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Loc Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136778955
  • 9786136778952