I think it is a shame that CODOFIL does not provide scholarships to study Cajun French at LSU.
After 25 years, CODOFIL's programme appears to be successful.
Mouton explained that he was one of several sponsors of Acts 408 and 409 of 1968 and that the idea of creating CODOFIL came about through "brainstorming" done by him and Jimmy Domengeaux.
[section] 25:651 (2014)); see Henry, supra note 36, at 185 ("CODOFIL was created in July 1968 by a unanimous vote of the Louisiana Legislature [in Act 409]."); French Renaissance, 20 ACADIANA PROFILE, no.
(50.) Note the telling change in the official name of CODOFIL from the Act 409 iteration "Council for the Development of Louisiana-French" to the current "Council for the Development of French in Louisiana." As Creole linguistics professor Albert Valdman observed, "(ljinguistic revival, involving the promotion of the vernacular varieties, was not part of the CODOFIL agenda, although it could be read into the language of Act 409 ..." Albert Valdman, Introduction, in FRENCH AND CREOLE IN LOUISIANA, supra note 36, at 1, 9.
Historian Shane Bernard noted in passing that CODOFIL has had three names, the second one being "Council for the Development of French-Speaking Louisiana." After explaining that the original "legislation established the Council for Development of Louisiana-French," Bernard observed that "[ajfter experimenting with a new name, the Council for the Development of French-Speaking Louisiana, the organization settled in December 1968 on a third name, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana." BERNARD, supra note 1, at 91.
(64) Il y a par exemple cette lettre envoyee au site du bavadoir de CODOFIL, <<Le Forum CODOFIL>> le 22 avril 2005:
Je trouve dommage que le CODOFIL n'accorde pas de bourse pour l'etude du francais cadien a LSU.
De telles plaintes concernant la perte de l'identite francolouisianaise et le refus de la part du CODOFIL de suivre la consigne legislative se faisaient deja entendre peu d'annees apres l'etablissement du CODOFIL.
(47.) Dans une entrevue recente, Edgar Mouton explique qu'il a ete un des initiateurs des lois 408 et 409 de 1968 et que l'idee de creer CODOFIL etait le produit de ses conversations avec Jimmy Domengeaux.
Vide Henry, supra note 36, a 185 ("CODOFIL was created in July 1968 by a unanimous vote of the Louisiana legislature [in Act 409]."); French Renaissance, 20 ACADIANA PROFILE, no.
(56.) Vide Becky Brown, The Development of a Louisiana French Norm, in FRENCH AND CREOLE IN Louisiana, supra note 36, a 215-35 ("Traditionally, CODOFIL officially promoted the French of France only...."); Henry, supra note 36, a 188 ("CODOFIL implemented an education program aimed at teaching Standard French (SF) to Louisiana elementary students....").