Results 1 to 4 of 4

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question Language Question ???

    Someone asked me this question, which I'm afraid is beyond me & hence wonder if anyone around could shed some light, in understanding the question itself & if possible the possible answer.

    QUESTION:

    Is it posible to use the concepts of Saussure to develop a thesis about a novel?
    The novel in question is The Mistery of Edwin Drood by Dickens, the unexpected death of the author in 1870 left unfinished( in fact, exactly half done) at least temporarily, his first experience of detective fiction. Two years later, an American mechanic, Thomas P James, with little culture formation wrote in Brattleboro, Vermont in the US, the conclusion of the unfinished novel by automatic handwriting. According to him, the spirit Dickens was the author of the text. The purpose of this work is to explain the style, manner and ortograph between the two parts of the novel. If this topic is possible woul you please give any idea?

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,077
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Language Question ???

    Doesn't literary semiotics attempt to use his ideas for literary criticism? Mind you, I wouldn't want to venture much further on this due to my ignorance.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Language Question ???

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Doesn't literary semiotics attempt to use his ideas for literary criticism? Mind you, I wouldn't want to venture much further on this due to my ignorance.
    Question is all Greek to me, I'm afraid ;)

  4. #4
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,077
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Language Question ???

    If I remember correctly, it's about creating a mathematical formula to explain the story, but cannot for the life of me remember the symbols or how it's done.

Similar Threads

  1. The English language and its varieties
    By italianbrother in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-Feb-2007, 12:34
  2. Seminar
    By mallikatweety in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2006, 11:07
  3. Linguistic Predictions
    By Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-Sep-2005, 11:42
  4. English Language Question Bank
    By ali clear in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2004, 03:32
  5. question about laerning language
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Sep-2003, 21:37

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •