Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shakespeare's Language

Question: What can we learn from Shakespeare’s playing with language?

Answer: To begin with, note Shakespeare’s functional shifts—for example, a word that is normally a noun used as a verb. Spelling. Vocabulary—words that Shakespeare invented that no longer are accepted as words.

Comment: Another dimension in the study of Shakespeare—his language. RayS.

Title: “Linguistic Audacity: Shakespeare’s Language and Student Writing.” Barbara A. Goodman. English Journal (March 2011), 39-43.

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