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North Carolina: Is My Idiolect Showing? (VIRTUAL)

Apr 21

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Is My Idiolect Showing?

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Join the North Carolina Region for "Is My Idiolect Showing?: Individualized Speech Patterns in Austen's Novels," with SueScott. We all have our own idiolect, or way of talking, and research has shown the same is true for Austen’s characters. We’ll look at this research and explore Austen’s genius in developing unique idiolects. Which character uses the word “I” more than any other? What does Lydia’s use of the word “fun” say about her? Which characters say nothing at all? While focusing on Pride and Prejudice, we’ll also compare these characters’ distinctive habits of speech to those of other Austen novels.

Sue Scott is a retired librarian and a JASNA Life Member. She has served as both regional coordinator and treasurer for the North Carolina Region and is a regular presenter at regional meetings. She was a breakout session speaker at the 2019 AGM, where her topic was “The Brothers of Northanger Abbey: The Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous.”

The event is free and open to members and interested guests but registration is required. 

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