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ERIC Number: ED353844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-2253
Tense, Aspect and the Busconductor Hines--The Literary Function of Non-Standard Language in the Fiction of James Kelman.
Rodger, Liam
Edinburgh Working Papers in Linguistics, n3 p116-123 1992
The fiction of James Kelman is clearly not written in standard literary English. This paper examines some of the different ways in which the language of his novels and stories diverges from standard English, and discusses the extent to which these divergences contribute to his stated literary aims. It will be argued that Kelman in his fiction, is developing a literary language that is neither "standard" nor "dialect," but trades on both in pursuit of specific literary ends. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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