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DH Lawrence sets the plot in Nottingham so he uses the Nottinghamshire dialect in order to give realism to his book So the function of this one would be to make more credible the characters and the fact that they are born in Nottingham and belong to a low class of society Lets see some examples of the use of the dialect throughout the novel 1 I canna see what there is much to laugh at on page 72 Morel uses canna instead of cannot 2 On page 88 we have another example Morel says niver mind and not the correct form never mind 3 Once again on page 89 we see the form shonna instead of shall not It is important the fact that DH Lawrence makes Morel talk in this dialect but the rest of his family speak in a more correct way Does this mean that the author uses language to make him look even more apart from his family On the other hand lets take a look at the dialect used by George Orwell in 1984 called Newspeak Its function is completely different from that of the dialect used in DH Lawrences novel In the novel Newspeak is used by the Party to control his citizens If control of language is centralized in a political agency such an agency could probably alter the very structure of language to make it impossible to even of disobedient or rebellious thoughts because there would be no words with which to think it The idea manifests itself in the language of Newspeak which the Party has introduced to replace English The Party is constantly refining and perfecting Newspeak with the ultimate goal that no one will be capable of conceptualising anything that might question the Partys absolute power -Some examples Newspeak and how it works 1On page 53 Winston has a conversation with Syme a philologist specialist
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