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ID 12813
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12813
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A Synchronic and Diachronic Analysis of the Word 'Creature' : With Special Reference to Richardson's Epistolary Novels
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Abstract
The present paper aims at examinig the word 'creature' from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. The first section begins with providing several definitions of 'creature,' along with its etymology, in reference to such major dictionaries as the Oxford English Dictionary and Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language(1755). In the subsequent three sections, the frequency and the collocation of this word are investigated through Richardson's Pamela and Clarissa as our main linguistic materials. A comparative discussion is made with several literary works from the late 16th to the early 19th centuries. Our final purpose here is to explore one of the stylistic features peculiar to 'sentimentalism' - a literary trend in eighteenth century English where Richardson played a significant role as its founder.
Keywords
'creature'
Richarson
Clarissa
感情表現
sentimentalism
Published Date
2008-02-25
Publication Title
岡山大学教育学部研究集録
Publication Title Alternative
Bulletin of Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Volume
volume137
Issue
issue1
Publisher
岡山大学教育学部
Publisher Alternative
Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Start Page
115
End Page
124
ISSN
0471-4008
NCID
AN00032875
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
日本語
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Refereed
False
Eprints Journal Name
bgeou