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    Nonmainstream Dialects in  Louisiana
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What makes a person  sound . . . African-American? White? Cajun? The study of dialect addresses these  questions.
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What is dialect? A dialect is defined as any language  variety that is shared by a group of  people. Dialects are systematic and inherent to  the process of language acquisition. Dialect  connotates non-Standard or  nonmainstream.
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What factors affect dialect? Speaker internal factors:  gender, race,  age, social network, etc. Speaker external factors:  conversational  partner, discussion genre, linguistic  context, etc.
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Prominent Nonmainstream Dialects  in LA African American English (AAE) Southern White English (SWE) Cajun English (CE)
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Dialect features can be morphosyntactic  or phonological. Some features are stereotypical, while  others are barely noticeable. What are some stereotypical dialect 
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