Carson McCullers: Dialectal analysis of characterization

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1977-08-30
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Bennett, Glenda
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Carson Mccullers, a Southern writer, uses features of the various dialects in her characters' speeches to show the socia l stratification found in the changing American South. Although many articles , dissertations, and books have been written about her and her works, nothing has been written about her use of the various dialects which may be a central method of characterization. Therefore, a dialectal analysis of he r characters' speech should reveal an important aspect of her art.

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Language, literature, and linguistics, American Literature, Characterization, Carson McCullers, Southern Literature
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