The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress

Ross O'Carroll-Kelly (as told to Paul Howard) THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTDRESS Illustrated by ALAN CLARKE Contents 1. D.I.V.O.R.C.E. 2. Caught in the Net 3. 'Twixt.

Author: Ross O'Carroll-Kelly

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141925929

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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So there I was roysh, life focked, reputation focked, finances focked - everything completely focked, roysh, and we're talking big time. And it's all Fionn's fault, basically. He's the four-eyed focker who told me that, like, the first time you do it, roysh, you're firing blanks. Like an unloaded Uzi - seriously impressive, hard as fock and totally ready for action, but the safety's, like, on, you know. Well that was a pile of stinking turds for storters. And of course it's muggins here who ends up with the kid - life is SO focking unfair. On top of all that, roysh, the goys stort to, like, totally lose it - JP has gone all Jesus on my orse, Oisinn is basically trying to fock over Interpol and Christian is talking about weddings and, I don't know, love and stuff. I mean, I am seriously beginning to feel like I am the only good-looking, loaded, sane goy in the whole of, like, Dublin.
Categories: Fiction

Pre and Post publication Itineraries of the Contemporary Novel in English

Pre and Post publication Itineraries of the Contemporary Novel in English

In Britain, for instance, the book jacket of the Curious Incident mentions Christopher's medical condition several ... The imitations range from merely hinting at the title (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress by Paul ...

Author: Vanessa Guignery

Publisher: Editions Publibook

ISBN: 9782748335101

Category: English fiction

Page: 350

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Categories: English fiction

From prosperity to austerity

From prosperity to austerity

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress (Howard 2006b) tells of Ross's discovery that he has an eight-year-old son called Ronan, living on the North side. This Champagne Mojito Is the Last Thing I Own (Howard 2008a) deals with ...

Author: Eamon Maher

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526101471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This collection examines the Irish economic phenomenon of the Celtic Tiger and the financial disaster that came in its wake, from a socio-cultural perspective. It focuses on how these financial developments have been reflected in writing, film and culture in order to offer a more rounded analysis of the effects of this momentous period on people’s lives. Employing a wide range of cultural lenses, the book critiques the cultural, political and aesthetic implications of the progression from prosperity to austerity and the impact this has had on the psyche of Irish culture. An eclectic mix of theoretical approaches enables treatment of religion, literature, popular culture, photography, gastronomy, music, gender, immigration and film, as contributors assess how the Celtic Tiger was represented, or misrepresented, in these particular spheres of experience. In addition, the chapters also probe the effects on all of the aforementioned cultural forms, and interrogate how the lives of people have been transformed in ways that go beyond the already well-documented areas of economics and finance. The book will be a valuable resource for academics and students interested in contemporary Ireland and recent Irish history, as well as the general reader anxious to understand the effects of this particular period on the real lives of people as expressed through culture. It features contributions by internationally acknowledged experts in their fields and offers a comprehensive overview of the cultural consequences of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath.
Categories: Business & Economics

Passages

Passages

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress tells of Ross's discovery that he has an eight year old son called Ronan, living in the North side; Should Have Got Off at Sydney Parade deals with the birth of Ross and Sorcha's ...

Author: Maria Beville

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527556584

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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The multiplicity of interpretations available in the word ‘passages’ is engaged with in this collection of essays that perceptively navigate the ideas of literal and metaphorical crossings, sites of liminality and interstitial zones, the traversal of boundaries and the complex notion of rites and rights of passage. This passages topic is elucidated through discussions on writers as diverse as James Joyce and the Palestinian poet Tawfīq Sāyigh and genres that include the novel, short story, poetry and drama. The diversity of texts is matched by a diversity of theoretical readings that stimulate debate around central ideas such as: how are old texts revisited and re-imagined in the context of new theories? How do contemporary texts re-appropriate the past to critically appraise the present? How is identity renegotiated in cross-cultural texts and in translations? The combination of close textual readings with broader philosophical and cultural deliberations allows for a vigorous examination of texts and theories. The authors, in capturing the cultural moment of their work while acknowledging the ongoing movement of the texts and theory, allow the reader to both contextualise the work and recognise the creative evolution of ideas that are simultaneously at play. Academically orientated, this collection is essential reading for anyone interested in changing theoretical ideas and how they are re-invigorating a reading of literature. It will be of interest especially to students and scholars of English literature, philosophy and cultural studies. Its close textual analysis and multiple perspectives will also make it a very useful classroom text in the aforementioned areas.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Linguistic and Cultural Acquisition in a Migrant Community

Linguistic and Cultural Acquisition in a Migrant Community

Amador Moreno (2012), in an analysis of discourse like in Paul Howard's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-dress, notes that, contrary to the dominant patterns of positional distribution in Irish English where discourse ...

Author: David Singleton

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847699909

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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This book provides a linguistic and cultural profile of the Polish diasporic communities in three different European countries: Ireland, France and Austria. The eight contributing chapters present original research on the acquisition and use of the languages of the respective host communities and also explore related elements of cultural acquisition. A number of aspects of second language acquisition are considered, notably the acquisition of phonology, lexicon and discourse, as well as aspects of sociolinguistic competence. In addition, varying approaches and research methods are reported on, each of which was chosen in consideration of the particular research issue addressed and the particular circumstances under which the research was carried out. These range from psycholinguistic approaches to second language acquisition to variationist approaches, and include both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

... R. [P. Howard] (2005) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress, London: Penguin Books. O'Carroll-Kelly, R. [P. Howard] (2013) Downturn Abbey, Dublin: Penguin Ireland. O'Carroll-Kelly, R. [P. Howard] (2014) Keeping up with ...

Author: Anne O'Keeffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429632648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 754

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The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics 2e provides an updated overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Over a decade on from the first edition of the Handbook, this collection of 47 chapters from experts in key areas offers a comprehensive introduction to both the development and use of corpora as well as their ever-evolving applications to other areas, such as digital humanities, sociolinguistics, stylistics, translation studies, materials design, language teaching and teacher development, media discourse, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, second language acquisition and testing. The new edition updates all core chapters and includes new chapters on corpus linguistics and statistics, digital humanities, translation, phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, social media and theoretical perspectives. Chapters provide annotated further reading lists and step-by-step guides as well as detailed overviews across a wide range of themes. The Handbook also includes a wealth of case studies that draw on some of the many new corpora and corpus tools that have emerged in the last decade. Organised across four themes, moving from the basic start-up topics such as corpus building and design to analysis, application and reflection, this second edition remains a crucial point of reference for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in applied linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Undecidable

The Undecidable

PS, I Scored the Bridesmaids describes his marriage to Sorcha (his recurring love interest), while The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress deals with Ross's discovery that he has a son called Ronan, living on the northside of ...

Author: Clare Gorman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443883597

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

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This book offers a detailed engagement between the French philosopher Jacques Derrida and the contemporary Irish author Paul Howard, aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. The book offers insightful analyses of Derrida’s deconstructive theory with all its concepts, non-concepts and neologisms, thus showing how they can be used in order to provide a critique of the socio-linguistic realm of Howard’s fictional series. Through his work, Howard set in ink a depiction of Ireland, and specifically Dublin, throughout the Celtic Tiger era and its aftermath. The book promotes a dialogue between Derrida and Howard in order to cultivate a succinct and accessible overview of critical theory.
Categories: Philosophy

Investigating Intimate Discourse

Investigating Intimate Discourse

... R. 31 Howard, Paul, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress 128 humour 71: co-constructed turn-taking 94, 95; community of practice 52¥3; keyword lists 62; turn final items 86, 89¥91; vocatives 119 Hunston, S. 171 Huspek, ...

Author: Brian Clancy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317372189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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Intimate discourse – that between couples, family and close friends in private, non-professional settings – lies at the heart of our everyday linguistic experience. It creates and sustains our closest relationships. Using an innovative blend of the community of practice model with a corpus linguistic methodology, Brian Clancy expertly reveals the patterns that characterise the shared linguistic repertoire of intimates. Corpus methods such as frequency and concordance are thoroughly introduced, exemplified and systematically employed in order to operationalise the concept of the community of practice in relation to intimate discourse. A half-million-word corpus of intimate data collected in various settings throughout Ireland provides the data for insights into patterns such as intimates’ use of pronouns, vocatives, taboo language and pragmatic markers. The intimate linguistic repertoire that emerges is shown to facilitate the delicate balance between our instinctive desire to be involved in the lives of those closest to us while at the same time recognising their need for privacy and non-imposition. Investigating Intimate Discourse will primarily be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers working in the area, and to those working in related areas such as discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics. Advanced undergraduates taking modules in those subjects will also find the book useful.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pragmatic Markers in Irish English

Pragmatic Markers in Irish English

The dataset, the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightdress, also contains phonetic representation and this redresses, to a certain extent, an acknowledged limitation of much analysis of PMs: the fact that they have ...

Author: Carolina P. Amador-Moreno

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268440

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

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Pragmatic Markers in Irish English offers 18 studies from the perspective of variational pragmatics by established and younger scholars with an interest in the English of Ireland. Taking a broad definition of pragmatic markers (PMs) as items operating outside the structural limits of the clause that encode speakers’ intentions and interpersonal meanings, this volume includes discussions of traditional PMs like sure that are strongly associated with Irish English, recent globally-spreading innovations like quotative like, and studies of tag questions, vocatives and emoticons. The data sets used cover most of the existing and developing corpora of Irish English as well as historical legal depositions, films, advertising and recent fiction, interviews, recorded conversations, and blogs. The authors address general issues such as what corpora of Irish English might add to the description of PMs in general, the interaction of Irish and Irish English, historical and contemporary uses of specific PMs, and the usage of recent immigrants to Ireland.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines