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by Lisa Cohen Minnick

eBook Dialect and Dichotomy: Literary Representations of African American Speech download ISBN: 0817354239
Author: Lisa Cohen Minnick
Publisher: University Alabama Press; First edition (June 17, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 216
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Category: Literature
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Additionally, qualitative literary methods allow for linguistic approaches to literature that do not disregard artistic elements in literary works, elements that have sometimes been overlooked in linguistic analyses of literature.

African American folklore embodies themes of the Tropical Gothic. It has an air of mystery as it has a deeper meaning underneath the different layers of plot. Folklore of the American South represents the darkness of the slavery period and its implications for African Americans.

Lisa Cohen Minnick is Assistant Professor of English at Western Michigan University. She has contributed to the African American and Gullah data digitization project for the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States at the University of Georgia. This item: Dialect and Dichotomy: Literary Representations of African American Speech.

Dialect and Dichotomy book . Dialect and Dichotomy outlines the history of dialect writing in English and its influence on linguistic variation.

Dialect and Dichotomy: Literary Representations of African American Speech.

Dialect and Dichotomy outlines the history of dialect writing in English and its influence on linguistic variation. It also surveys American dialect writing and its relationship to literary, linguistic, political, and cultural trends, with emphasis on African American voices in literature. Finally, the proposed methods are applied in four original analyses of African American speech as represented in major works of fiction of the American South-Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Charles W. Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman, William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Title: Dialect and Dichotomy Subtitle: Literary Representations of African American Speech Published: 2004 Publisher: University of. .Lisa Cohen Minnick is Assistant Professor of English at Western MichiganUniversity.

Author: Lisa Cohen Minnick, Western Michigan University Hardback: ISBN: 0817313990 Pages: 216 Price: . She has contributed to the African American and Gullah datadigitization project for the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and SouthAtlantic States at the University of Georgia.

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Published by: The University of Alabama Press. Furthermore, this book introduces and critiques canonical works in literary dialect analysis and covers recent, innovative applications of linguistic analysis of literature.

Applies linguistics methods for a richer understanding of literary texts and spoken language.

Dialect and Dichotomy outlines the history of dialect writing in English and its influence on linguistic variation. It also surveys American dialect writing and its relationship to literary, linguistic, political, and cultural trends, with emphasis on African American voices in literature.

Furthermore, this book introduces and critiques canonical works in literary dialect analysis and covers recent, innovative applications of linguistic analysis of literature. Next, it proposes theoretical principles and specific methods that can be implemented in order to analyze literary dialect for either linguistic or literary purposes, or both. Finally, the proposed methods are applied in four original analyses of African American speech as represented in major works of fiction of the American South—Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Charles W. Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman, William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, and Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Dialect and Dichotomy is designed to be accessible to audiences with a variety of linguistic and literary backgrounds. It is an ideal research resource and course text for students and scholars interested in areas including American, African American, and southern literature and culture; linguistic applications to literature; language in the African American community; ethnicity and representation; literary dialect analysis and/or computational linguistics; dialect writing as genre; and American English.