Newfies, Cajuns, Hillbillies, and Yoopers: Gendered Media Representations of Authentic Locals
This paper investigates how popular media representations of Newfies, Cajuns,
Yoopers, and Hillbillies maintain gender-based language stereotypes. The authenticity of these locals is in part due to their language use; they are also the "best" speakers of the local variety. In addition, the stereotypes include the notion that the "best speaker" and the "authentic local" are male, and that the standard speaker and non-local is female, or males who do not fit traditional notions of masculinity.