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Dialect in Film and Literature by What is a dialect? How are dialects represented in film and literature? How can they be analysed? In the first textbook to cover dialect representation in both film and literature, Jane Hodson explores why and how different varieties of English are used. In order to link the concepts to actual usage, illustrative examples of popular films, classic novels and poems are discussed throughout the text. Dialect in Film and Literature:* examines the key differences between the handling of dialect in literature and film * draws on recent work in linguistics to examine a range of topics, including metalanguage, identity and authenticity* includes useful teaching resources, such as exercises and suggestions for further reading Written for students of English language and literature, this is a lively introduction to the fascinating field of dialect representation.
Call Number: 791.43634 HOD + eBook
Publication Date: 2014
Language and Characterisation by How do we construct an image of the characters we read about? Drawing together theories from linguistics, social cognition and literary stylistics, this is the first book-length study to focus on the role of language and characterisation in the dialogue of play texts. Containing numerous examples from Shakespeare's plays, the book also considers a wide range of other genres, including, prose fiction, verse, films, advertisements, jokes and newspapers. Language and Characterisation is as practical as it is theoretical and equips readers with analytical frameworks to reveal and explain both the cognitive and the linguistic sides of characterisation.
Call Number: 808.0014 CUL
Publication Date: 2001
Talking Proper by Talking Proper is a history of the rise and fall of the English accent as a badge of cultural, social, and class identity. Lynda Mugglestone traces the origins of the phenomenon in late eighteenth-century London, follows its history through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and chartsits downfall during the era of New Labour. This is a witty, readable account of a fascinating subject, liberally spiced with quotations from English speech and writing over the past 250 years.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2007