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The Amateur Yorksherman

Gill, David (2002) The Amateur Yorksherman. Redbeck Press, Bradford. ISBN 0946980918

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This poetry collection represents a new approach to Yorkshire dialect poetry, which has traditionally been humorous and usually
has retrospective subject-matter with a sentimental theme.

These poems, by contrast, take a serious and contemporary look at Yorkshire themes, using dialect words where they remain
current and representing features of accent in non-traditional ways. In particular, the use of an apostrophe, rather than the t’ of
standard treatments, is an innovation which communicates beyond the region, and allows readers from beyond Yorkshire to
‘hear’ the accent of the poems.

Another innovative feature of this collection is that a number of the poems are the result of ‘discursive intervention’ in other
texts, such as ‘On Ilkley Moor’ and Robert Burns’ poems, which reflects Gill’s interest in, and knowledge of, stylistics.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: UoA 57 (English Language and Literature)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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Depositing User: Graham Stone
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 12:42
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:42


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