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Dialect in British Fiction, 1800-1836

Scholars and fans of nineteenth-century British literature (as well as those with an interest in the representations of different dialects and cultures) may be interested in Dialect in British Fiction, a digital humanities project from the University of Sheffield. This project describes itself as "a database which has been designed as a tool for identifying and analysing the representation of dialect in 100 novels published between 1800 and 1836," a time period during which literary dialect usage was just beginning to be popularized. Dialect in British Fiction seeks to examine why dialect speech is represented in English literature and why it has been represented in these particular ways. Visitors can query the database by searching the metadata for the novels and their characters or by searching the actual text of speech extracts from each novel, which have been tagged with markers such as the character's place of origin and social role. Dialect in British Fiction was led by Dr. Jane Hodson, a professor in the School of English at the University of Sheffield, with funding through the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
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March 8th, 2019
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March 5th, 2019 at 1:03pm
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March 5th, 2019 at 3:58pm
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