Date: Mon, 6 Oct 1997 09:40:55 -0500 From: Cynthia Bernstein 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). A helpful e-list might be the LING-LIT group. To subscribe, mail to LISTSERV[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YORKU.CA and write the following in the body of your message: SUB LING-LIT Firstname Lastname (where Firstname and Lastname represent your name, of course). Cynthia Bernstein Dept. of English Auburn University, AL 36849-5203 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. > > Peggy Smith >