Thesis Title

Huck Finn's Literary Dialect

Author

Ann C. Reed

Date of Graduation

Spring 1980

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

George Glenson

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

Mark Twain wanted the reader to believe that the numerous dialects represented in Adventures in Huckleberry Finn were scientifically accurate. Instead, an examination of Huck Finn's speech in chapter one revealed that Twain employed a literary dialect, not a scientific dialect. Aspects of Huck's literary dialect that were examined include: pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. In addition, some of the numerous factors that influence an individual's dialect were considered.

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© Ann C Reed

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