Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
This thesis uses linguistic and historical context to analyze the speech in Victorian fiction. Studying the novels The Heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, and Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, the thesis makes use of nineteenth-century texts to demonstrate ideologies and social forces at work during this time.
Hall, Hunter, "Speaker into Specimen: The Representation of Dialect in Victorian Fiction" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 1535.