social classification in Creole Louisiana

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Synchronic and diachronic variation in the definition and composition of the Creole population presents theoretical problems. Neither a strictly empirical historical analysis of social groups nor a strictly paradigmatic analysis of social categories renders a satisfactory explanation of semantic and empirical variation. Suggested in this paper as a more adequate alternative is a syntagmatic analysis of social classification that is at once structural and diachronic. 1977 American Anthropological Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-602
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Ethnologist
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1977
Externally publishedYes

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  • Anthropology


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