Committee Chair

Jones, Rebecca Ellen

Committee Member

North, Susan; Sligh, Charles L.

Department

Dept. of English

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Lewis Carroll (Rev. Charles Dodgson) is a language specialist who has verifiably altered our lexicon and created fictional worlds that serve as commentary on our ability to effectively create meaning within our existing communicative systems. This ability to create language and illustrations of everyday language issues can be traced back to his personal quest for order and meaning; the logician and teacher has uncovered the accepted language and language practices that can result in verbal confusion and ineffective speech, as well as the accepted practices that can help us to avoid verbal confusion and social conflict—all of which reveals a theorist in his own right, one who aides our understanding of signification and pragmatic social skills. Dodgson’s fictive representations of our ordinary language concerns serve as concrete examples of contextual language interactions; therefore, they serve as appropriate material for the teaching of rhetorical theory and, most especially, language arts.

Degree

M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.

Date

12-2011

Subject

Fiction; Fiction -- Theories; Semantics

Name

Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898

Keyword

Fictional worlds; Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

Discipline

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, British Isles

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

xi, 101 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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