Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 09:40:55 -0500
From: Cynthia Bernstein bernscy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: dialect in literature
One analysis of Crane's story appears in the Summer 1990 issue of _South
Central Review_, a special issue devoted to Linguistics and Literature.
_The Text and Beyond: Essays in Literary Linguistics_ (1994, U of AL
Press) covers some of the ling/lit territory (though not 19th century
American), as does an article I did for the Spring 1994 issue of _The
SECOL Review_ ("Language and Literature in Context," pp. 45-61).
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On Sun, 5 Oct 1997, Peggy Smith wrote:
Stephen Crane's _Maggie: A Girl of the Streets_ is a short, but important
work from the end of the 19th century that you might want to include in
your study. Crane uses the Irish street slang of the Bowery during that
period. As I understand it, the work was considered groundbreaking in
its use of realistic dialect in fiction.