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√ Stereotypes and Regional Language Part 2 | English

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#iiutor #English #LanguageTechniques https://www.iitutor.com • Every region has its own way of speaking. • Composers emphasise the way a character speaks to reveal details. • You can learn the character’s nationality, if they are rural or from a city, level of education , personality traits all from their patterns of speech. • Vernacular: language specific to a region. • Examples:  ‘chuck a u-ie’- to do a u-turn.  ‘fair dinkum’- genuine  ‘knackered’- exhausted/tired. • May be used as a technique when discussing language in Experience Through Language. • Idioms are another common use of language that can be examples of vernacular. • Phrases that have a meaning which has nothing to do with the words in the phrase. • You can only understand them by hearing them before. • e.g. “to kick the bucket” means to die. • e.g. an Australian example such as “a kangaroo loose in the top paddock” means you are crazy or mentally unwell. • Australian literature covers every topic, style and form imaginable. • Certain Australian classics created and spread an Australian national identity. • Examples  My Brilliant Career: Miles Franklin  The Magic Pudding: Norman Lindsay  Cuddlepot and Snugglepie: May Gibbs. The Ripping Yarn • First Australian genre. • Telling tales of daring feats in a new unknown place. • Stories of natural disasters, fights and exploration. • Heroes against snakes, droughts, wild horses, convicts, and clashes with Aborigines. • Bush poetry has been popular in Australia since the 1800. • Usually has a strong working class voice: focus on vernacular and idioms. • Focus on outdoor work, such as droving, mining or being a travelling swagman. • Made famous by Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson. Example: A Bush Christening, by Banjo Patterson • Outer Barcoo – country living, setting is the Australian bush. • Scanty – colloquialism for ‘few’ → there aren’t many religious people in this bush town. • Steady rhythm already forming. “On a road never cross’d ‘cept by folk that are lost One Michael Magee had a shanty.” • Cross’d and ‘cept → shortened versions of the words, colloquial and informal tone. • Folk → slang for the people in this area. • Shanty → a small house in the country.
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