Vol.2, No.1 | [Articles] Study on the "Colloquial language" in B. Fenoglios works



The Italian writer Beppe Fenoglio(Alba, 1922 1963) is one of the most representative authors in the world of modern literature. His autobiographical experience in the countryside of his native Langhe in the Piedmont, and his direct participation in the Resistance as a partisan are fundamental and important inspirations for his works. Therefore, his works can be divided in two main themes: peasant life and the Resistance. Also, his passion for the English literature gives him a power of imagination. Even though Fenoglio left just few works during his life, we can still find his novels and short stories published after his death together with drafts and variations as found in critical editions. This study analyses the processes of correctional works to examine the correctional techniques and directions of the author from the point of view of language with the help of rhetoric and pragmatics theories, considering that Fenoglio s work has already been studied from the point of contents. This research shows that the author deletes the words or phrases which repeats or have the same meaning, especially in near distance. Especially, in the colloquial part, the author has a tendency to eliminate the description part of the actions of the speakers. So, the colloquial part is only constructed through dialogues. As a result of this, the simplified colloquial part gives an effect of velocity for developing stories, not giving readers time to pause. Apart from this, the author uses the techniques of systematical dialogue format, appending, substitution and simile etc. for achieving completeness and focusing not only on the contents but also the language of his works.