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Forms of speech in Victorian fiction

Author: Raymond Chapman
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1994.
Series: Studies in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text examines the forms of speech in Victorian fiction. Topics covered include standard and non-standard speech; dialect; class and occupational speech; and conventions of fiction.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Chapman
ISBN: 0582087465 9780582087460 0582087457 9780582087453
OCLC Number: 28495443
Description: vi, 263 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Standard and non-standard speech - representation of non-standard speech, slang, foreign speakers; dialect - cockney, regional dialect; register - use of names, titles and forms of address; religious speech - evangelical speech, denominational speech; oaths and euphemisms - swearing, concealing oaths, social attitudes to swearing, sexual euphemisms, prostitution; speech of women and children - women's idiom, protest speech, masculine women, roles and strategies, children in fiction; class and occupational speech - aristrocratic speech, occupational speech; allusion and quotation - classical allusions, allusions to English literature, Biblical allusions, foreign phrases in conversation; conventions of fiction - theatrical speech, courtship and proposals, virtue and standard speech, expository speech, direct and indirect speech; opinions of authors and critics - dialogue and actual speech, dialect; Victorian fiction and Victorian reality.
Series Title: Studies in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature.
Responsibility: Raymond Chapman.

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