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This paper uses corpus methods to help isolate, quantify and categorise the distinctive lexicogrammatical features of this art language and investigate how Burgess introduces a new, mainly Russian-based lexicon to readers. In doing so, it clarifies the existing confusion over what Nadsat is, and also provides a roadmap for future studies into the construction, function and translatability of the created linguistic component of the novel.
- Art languages
- invented languages
- corpus stylistics
- keyword analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Language and Linguistics
- Literature and Literary Theory
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Vincent, B., Curry, N. & Corness, P.
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“The colours of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen”: The adaptation of Nadsat in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork OrangeVincent, B. & Clarke, J., 1 Jan 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) Anthony Burgess, Stanley Kubrick and A Clockwork Orange. Melia, M. & Orgill, G. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 95-115 21 p. (Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Ponying the slovos: A parallel linguistic analysis of translations of A Clockwork Orange in English, French, and SpanishCurry, N., Clarke, J. & Vincent, B., 1 Nov 2021, Science Fiction in Translation. Campbell, I. (ed.). 1 ed. Springer , (Studies in Global Science Fiction).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile73 Downloads (Pure)
Nadsat: the anti-language of A Clockwork Orange: Benet Vincent identifies the distinctive features of Nadsat, the teen argot of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork OrangeVincent, B., 5 May 2017, 4 p. Huddersfield : University of Huddersfield.
Research output: Other contribution