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dc.contributor.authorBrennan, Martha
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-04 19:12:44 (GMT)
dc.date.available2018-09-04 19:12:44 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2018-09-04
dc.date.submitted2018-08-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/13725
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the relationship between nonsense language and children’s literature. Nonsense language as a field of study provides linguists with a means of examining language within the bounds of natural languages by drawing attention to linguistic structures and properties and opening them up to examination. Because of its affinity for oral storytelling and linguistic playfulness, children’s literature provides an ideal genre for nonsense authors. This thesis will look closely at three nonsense authors within the field of children’s literature: Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, and Shel Silverstein. By examining the work of these authors, this thesis will demonstrate that there is a strong connection between nonsense language and children’s literature, and that by reading children’s literature we are able to gain an awareness of our own understanding of how language works.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectNonsenseen
dc.subjectChildren's Literatureen
dc.subjectEnglishen
dc.titleBeyond the Boundaries of English: Nonsense Language in Children's Literatureen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse
uws-etd.degree.departmentEnglish Language and Literatureen
uws-etd.degree.disciplineEnglish (Literary Studies)en
uws-etd.degree.grantorUniversity of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Artsen
uws.contributor.advisorKolentsis, Alysia
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen
uws.published.cityWaterlooen
uws.published.countryCanadaen
uws.published.provinceOntarioen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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