In this article, the satirical news site The Onion attempts to imitate Louisiana/Cajun English, which is very different from the "Standard English" typically used by the media, including The Onion. The article uses phonological, morpho-syntactic, and lexical variables of Cajun English to satirize an over-the-top stereotype of people living in rural Louisiana. The linguistic features index certain social acts and attributes in order to form the Bayou stereotype. [Published on 04-12-2016]
Louisiana AccentsPlay video
A native of Louisiana demonstrates her understanding of the different accents in her home state, including the Cajun accent and the New Orleans accent.
Swamp PeoplePlay video
A clip from the History Chanell's TV program "Swamp People," featuring several Cajuns who hunt alligators for a living in Louisiana.
American Tongues: Cajun EnglishPlay video
A clip from the documentary American Tongues featuring two speakers of Cajun English who code-switch between Cajun English and French