Chapter 9. Twain, Language, and the Southern Humorists

  1. Peter Messent and
  2. Louis J. Budd
  1. Gavin Jones

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch9

A Companion to Mark Twain

A Companion to Mark Twain

How to Cite

Jones, G. (2005) Twain, Language, and the Southern Humorists, in A Companion to Mark Twain (eds P. Messent and L. J. Budd), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123792

Online ISBN: 9780470996874

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Keywords:

  • language;
  • humorist;
  • regional factions;
  • social philology;
  • cultural resources

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Language of Southern Humor

  • Social Philology in Roughing It and A Connecticut Yankee

  • The Innocents Abroad and A Tramp Abroad: Language and National Difference

  • Race and Class: Pudd'nhead Wilson and Life on the Mississippi

  • Conclusion: Sut and Huck