Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 21:35:19 -0500 From: Cynthia Bernstein 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. Cynthia Bernstein 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. > > Chris Corcoran > > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Christine Corcoran > Linguistics > Univ of Chicago > > Kapu Sehns Noh Kapu Wohd > "Focus on the meaning, not the words" >