Dialect and Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century - download pdf or read online

By Jane Hodson

ISBN-10: 1409463788

ISBN-13: 9781409463788

The 19th century witnessed a proliferation within the literary makes use of of dialect, with dialect turning into a key characteristic within the improvement of the realist novel, dialect songs being revealed by means of the loads in city centres and dialect poetry changing into a revered shape. during this assortment, students from a large choice of disciplines, together with dialectology, literary linguistics, sociolinguistics, literary reviews and the historical past of the English language, have come jointly to check the speculation, context and beliefs of using dialect within the 19th century. The texts thought of variety from the Cumberland poetry of Josiah Relph to the novels of Frances Trollope and Elizabeth Gaskell, and from well known Tyneside tune to the dialect  poetry of Alfred Tennyson. during the quantity, the participants debate even if 'authenticity' is a significant classification, the importance of metalanguage and paratext within the presentation of dialect, the diversities among 'literary dialect' and 'dialect literature', the responses of 'insider' as opposed to 'outsider' audiences and even if the illustration of dialect is a hegemonic or resistant approach. this can be the 1st publication to target practices of dialect illustration in literature within the 19th century. Taken jointly, the chapters supply a thrilling evaluate of the difficult paintings at present being undertaken during this field.

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