nondenigrating dialect writing

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Mar 22 16:22:23 UTC 2001

In a message dated 2/23/01 12:06:01 PM, highbob at MINDSPRING.COM writes:

<< Can you folks think of any
instance in which such eye-dialect flavor is not denigrating? >>

Oh yes! There is a long history of dialect writing (stemming from
romanticism) in which the dialect is seen as ennobling and uplifting--and
intrinsically poetic. See ,e.g., the African American dialect in Eudora
Welty's "A Worn Path"; cf. also Robert Burns' poetry. These writers mix eye
dialect with real dialect (as do most dialect writers).

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