Speech in The Ambassadors: Woollett and Paris as Linguistic Communities

Barnett, Louise K.
March 1983
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring1983, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p215
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Analyzes the linguistic nature of Woollett and Paris, two societies in dialectal opposition introduced in the novel "The Ambassadors." Comparison of their social distinctions as interpreted in a continued linguistic and visual uncertainty; Differences between the languages of Woollett and Paris; Communication failures and social discourses exhibited in the novel.


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