Sons and lovers and 1984, functions of the Nottinghamshire dialect and Newspeak.
D.H. 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. Let's 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 th…
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