Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 21:35:19 -0500
From: Cynthia Bernstein bernscy[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.AUBURN.EDU
Subject: Re: dialect in literature
Along these lines, see Katherine Wyly Mille's essay, "Ambrose Gonzales's
Gullah: What It May Tell Us about Variation" in _Language Variety in the
South Revisited_, just out from The Univ of Alabama Press. Marianne
Cooley also has a relevant essay in this volume on the representation of
African-American English in _The Padlock_, a play produced in the 1760s in
London and New York.
On Tue, 7 Oct 1997, Chris Corcoran wrote:
You also might want to check out Ambrose Gonzales' introduction to the
Black Border 1922. I guess you could say all of what Gonzales writes is
dialect so he isn't exactly an example of dialect in literature but
literary dialect, or something like that. Anyway, in his introduction he
evaluates a number of 19th and early 20th century examples of both writers
who wrote stories entirely in dialect as well as writers who use dialects
in their stories. Of course, Gonzales says some crazy things, but it might
be interesting to see who he chose to evaluate.
Univ of Chicago
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