[Unlocked] Irvine Welsh · Wuthering

[Unlocked] Irvine Welsh · Wuthering

 

we will discuss accents and dialects in literature. The following are a list of potential authors and works you can use for this assignment. I tried to choose works that you might easily find excerpts online. You are not required to use someone from this list, but this is a good range of different types of accents and dialects. 

Authors Who Use Accents and Dialects

·  Mark Twain: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

·  Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye

·  Trainspotting: Irvine Welsh

·  Wuthering Heights: Emily Bronte

·  Tess of the d’Urbervilles: Thomas Hardy

·   Anything by Shakespeare

Initial Response

Choose an author and find a brief excerpt online of one of their works. Choose a paragraph or two from their work and paste it into the discussion. Don’t forget to cite it. Then, answer the following questions about the excerpt you chose. 

  • What accent or dialect did this author use?
  • What does the accent or dialect convey about the character(s) in this excerpt?
  • Do you think the author uses the accent or dialect effectively? Why or why not?