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The Mountain Man Vernacular: Its Historical Roots, Its Linguistic Nature, and Its Literary Uses
     

The Mountain Man Vernacular: Its Historical Roots, Its Linguistic Nature, and Its Literary Uses

by Richard C. Poulsen
 

The book is about the speech of the mountains: its historical evidence and implications, its linguistic nature (insofar as that can be determined), and its uses in and importance to the literature of the American West.
No historical dialect has been given so exhaustive and complete treatment. The model the book provides for determining the authenti- city of

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The book is about the speech of the mountains: its historical evidence and implications, its linguistic nature (insofar as that can be determined), and its uses in and importance to the literature of the American West.
No historical dialect has been given so exhaustive and complete treatment. The model the book provides for determining the authenti- city of oral narrative establishes a key of verisimilitude never provided before. Literary criticism is here based upon the rigor of historical exactitude and a linguistic and stylistic model.

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«A surprise and a delight.» Barre Toelken
«...important for those interested in symbolism». Roger L. Welsch, New Mexico Historical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780820401973
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/31/1985
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 4: English Language and Literature , #22
Pages:
336

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