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A Socio-Linguistic and Stylistic Study - Of the Novels of Charles Dickens - cover

A Socio-Linguistic and Stylistic Study - Of the Novels of Charles Dickens

Pratibha Verma

Publisher: Partridge Publishing India

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Summary

Why are Dickens characters so fascinating? In spite of the exaggeration in the portrayal why do they appear realistic?

Here you will learn:
Dickens position in the tradition of the novel.  Contrast and comparison with other novelists.
Characters from different social/ regional backgrounds, each having his/her typical expressions.
 Speech variation in inter-personal relationship, power, topic and situation. 
Linguistic prejudices, use of jargons, communication skills, misunderstandings, among other devices, enriching speech depiction in Dickens novels.
Dickens stylistic innovations and specialities co-related with techniques, insights of modern linguistics.

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