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By Lisa Cohen Minnick

Applies linguistics equipment for a richer figuring out of literary texts and spoken language.

Dialect and Dichotomy outlines the historical past of dialect writing in English and its effect on linguistic version. It additionally surveys American dialect writing and its courting to literary, linguistic, political, and cultural traits, with emphasis on African American voices in literature.

Furthermore, this booklet introduces and reviews canonical works in literary dialect research and covers fresh, leading edge functions of linguistic research of literature. subsequent, it proposes theoretical rules and particular equipment that may be applied with a view to study literary dialect for both linguistic or literary reasons, or either. eventually, the proposed equipment are utilized in 4 unique analyses of African American speech as represented in significant works of fiction of the yankee South—Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Charles W. Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman, William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes have been observing God.

Dialect and Dichotomy is designed to be available to audiences with various linguistic and literary backgrounds. it really is a fantastic study source and path textual content for college kids and students drawn to parts together with American, African American, and southern literature and tradition; linguistic functions to literature; language within the African American neighborhood; ethnicity and illustration; literary dialect research and/or computational linguistics; dialect writing as style; and American English.

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