Dialect Writing in Liu Renqian’s Vernacular Novels

Yan Zhu


In terms of vernacular novels, it is impossible to read the divine reason and flavor of life in the dry language, and some life contents can only be expressed through dialect. It should be seen that dialect is the main form of language narration in Fragrant River. Dialect in Liu Renqian’s writing no longer exists as a rhetoric, but has the status and significance of organic ontology. Dialect writing is not only a local expression of vernacular daily life, but also a way of Liu Renqian’s characterization, as well as one of the ways of constructing the narrative and plot of the work. The large number of Xinghua dialects in Liu Renqian’s novels prepares the atmosphere for the content of the stories, and at the same time, it also gives the characters an innate local flavor and fireworks, which well reflects the novelist’s vision of making a biography of his hometown and passing on the cultural characteristics of Wang’s novels. This kind of dialect writing is to keep a literary archive for the local culture, and at the same time, it is to sing an endless elegy for this dying culture.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/sll.v7n4p88


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