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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of small talk, which emerges in her fiction as a self-accenting style of racial embodiment and a bold revision to the American novel of manners and to early twentieth-century etiquette manuals. Drawing on sociolinguistics and microsociology, this essay argues that Larsen unsettles the cultural tendency...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
... his experience of what Michael Silverstein calls “statistical indexes.” Silverstein notes in an article from 1985: A tradition of so-called sociolinguistic study has emerged over the last 20 years . . . that relates the frequencies of relatively Standard vs. non-Standard forms in samples of actual...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 323–324.
Published: 01 November 2007
..." in relation to, on one hand, ideological questions of genre and identity that domi- nated many twentieth-century writers' narrative reformulations and, on the other, historical and sociolinguistic specificities concerning what he terms "same-sex sexualities" (a slightly clunky formulation that he...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 May 2017
... therefore be understood not as a reclamation of cultural origins but as an act of sacrifice. Chapter 2 moves to the Continent in order to examine the case of Pasolini, “the first great modern writer of dialect poetry” (58). McCrea admits that the sociolinguistic histories of Ireland and Italy are quite...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 181–184.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and sociolinguistic specificities concerning what he terms "same-sex sexualities" (a slightly clunky formulation that he prefers to the "nonneutrality of the word kc~vmosex- zml" [8 In fad, throughout his book, Lucey makes a point of demonstrating that these two paradigms must be understood together...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 305–309.
Published: 01 August 2021
... about sexuality in practice than we can actually say ” (9). With significant help from the sociolinguistics of Michael Silverstein as well as from the sociology of Pierre Bourdieu—the presiding genius of Lucey's misfit trilogy— Someone provides valuable tools for seeing how perhaps all sexualities...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 307–311.
Published: 01 August 2017
... of historical and political crisis were shown to be as overdetermined and structured, as constitutively complex, as language itself. Even Paul de Man, our poster boy for theory as monkish literary seclusion, approached in his later essays and lectures a kind of unorthodox sociolinguistic materialism whereby...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... official tongues, while Zimbabwe has three). While one could not push the sociolinguistic dimension too far as a literary analogy, it is worth noting that this difference in linguistic range has been a provocative literary trope. In Christopher Mlalazi's out-of-print 2009 novel Many Rivers , about...