Original QueryFrom: IN%"email@example.com" "THOMAS L CLARK"
Subj: Dialect and eye-dialect in AMLIT
While in Israel this summer conducting seminars on variation in American English, I will (at the request of my hosts) give a couple of talks on the use of dialect in American Literature.
I have the usual talk about _Huckleberry Finn_, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Edward H#$%#...
I am soliciting some recommendations for short stories or sections of novels of more recent vintage: something that will demonstrate African American Vernacular English (we used to call it BEV), code-shifting in Spanish English (diglossia, perhaps), and some deomonstrations of regional dialects. Thank you for any suggestions you might have.
Thomas L. Clark
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 89121-5011
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