Speech in the English Novel

Since Speech in the English Novel first appeared in 1973, it has won international recognition as an important pioneering study of a topic that lies on the frontiers of literature and linguistics - the nature and function of fictional ...

Speech in the English Novel

Since Speech in the English Novel first appeared in 1973, it has won international recognition as an important pioneering study of a topic that lies on the frontiers of literature and linguistics - the nature and function of fictional dialogue and its relationship to real speech. Drawing on a wide range of examples from many periods, the book includes general and theoretical chapters and also case-studies of particular texts, as well as a whole chapter devoted to Dickens. It has been found stimulating and useful by teachers and students in many countries, and has been praised by numerous scholars. The Year's Work in English Studies described it as a 'classic'; Studia Neophilologica said that it 'opened up new vistas for research'; Language and Style found that it 'admirably bridges the gap between linguistics and English studies', and English Studies judged it 'a thoroughly readable and even entertaining book'. This new edition incorporates numerous revisions, new examples, and additions to the bibliographies.

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Speech in the English Novel
Language: en
Pages: 173
Authors: Norman Page
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988-02-09 - Publisher: Springer

Since Speech in the English Novel first appeared in 1973, it has won international recognition as an important pioneering study of a topic that lies on the frontiers of literature and linguistics - the nature and function of fictional dialogue and its relationship to real speech. Drawing on a wide
The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Andre Auw
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-12-10 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Regional Novel In Britain and Ireland, 1800-1990 will be of interest to literary and social historians as well as cultural critics.
The Victorian Novel
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Francis O'Gorman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-15 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

This guide steers students through significant critical responses to the Victorian novel from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day.
English in Speech and Writing
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Rebecca Hughes
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-20 - Publisher: Routledge

In this activity-based text, Rebecca Hughes invites the reader to examine the differences between spoken and written English. Instead of presenting a bewildering array of 'facts' about variety in English, she encourages the reader to actively investigate the differences between these two modes of communication by comparing actual speech patterns
Phraseology and Style in Subgenres of the Novel
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Iva Novakova, Dirk Siepmann
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-09 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This edited book represents the first cohesive attempt to describe the literary genres of late-twentieth-century fiction in terms of lexico-grammatical patterns. Drawing on the PhraseoRom international project on the phraseology of contemporary novels, the contributed chapters combine literary studies with corpus linguistics to analyse fantasy, romance, crime, historical and science