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Title: The Several Styles Used in 'Robbery Under Arms'
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S (author)
Publication Date: 1970
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Abstract: This novel is often dismissed as "an unimaginative romance largely attractive to adolescents", but both its claims to literary distinction and its value to the linguist derive from its several styles and indicate that its classic status is deserved and likely to increase. Its linguistic value is based on the fact that the book provides us with a text of upwards of 220,000 words, and that, unlike the writer's less accessible diaries and autobiographic pieces, it offers a unique documentation of colloquial English language in Australia in the mid 19th century. It surpasses the prose of Alexander Harris in its use of slang, colloquialisms, popular ecological and occupational terms.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) XII Congress, Perth, Australia, 5th - 12th February, 1969
Source of Publication: Proceedings and Papers of the Twelfth Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, p. 412-414
Publisher: Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association
Place of Publication: New South Wales, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
160303 Migration
160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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