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Published: 06 March 2014

304 Pages | 15 b/w line drawings


ISBN: 9780199945115

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In Search of Jane Austen

The Language of the Letters

Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade

  • 2014 is the 200th anniversary of Mansfield Park
  • The first sociolinguistic analysis of Jane Austen's private language
  • Uses a corpus-based approach
  • Analyzes Jane Austen's epistolary network and tries to reconstruct the importance of letter-writing in her life
  • Demonstrates how the language of her novels was at times adapted by her editors/publishers

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