Cajun English

The Onion: Nothing Doing Down Louisiana Way, Fly-Swattin’ Sources Report

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]

Posted by Oskar Söderberg on April 12, 2016

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Indexicality;
Cajun English

Cajun French Song - 'La Porte en Arriere'

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This video includes a little intro of D.L. Menard speaking in Cajun English with a Canadian interlocuter (Nova Scotia is the other place where Acadians landed, other than Southern Louisiana).

Posted by Allesandra Geffen on September 30, 2014

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Cajun English;
French

Louisiana Accents

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A native of Louisiana demonstrates her understanding of the different accents in her home state, including the Cajun accent and the New Orleans accent.

Posted by Kara Becker on April 21, 2014

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Cajun English;
Southern English

Swamp People

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A clip from the History Chanell's TV program "Swamp People," featuring several Cajuns who hunt alligators for a living in Louisiana.

Posted on October 11, 2012

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Cajun English

American Tongues: Cajun English

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A clip from the documentary American Tongues featuring two speakers of Cajun English who code-switch between Cajun English and French