Title

Noun Modifiers in Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Date

5-30-2013 9:40 AM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Department

English, Writing and Linguistics

Session Chair

Marjory Lange

Session Title

English: Linguistics, Literature, Writing

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Robert Troyer

Presentation Type

Symposium

Abstract

This presentation analyzes Portland author’s Laini Taylor’s use of noun modifiers in her best-selling young adult fantasy novel, Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The linguistic features of the writing demonstrate how Taylor uses vivid language and imagery to pull readers into her world. The presentation also addresses how contemporary writers can use noun modifiers and evocative language in their own writing, primarily in creative works such as fiction but also in academic writing, to build memorable worlds for their readers.

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May 30th, 9:40 AM

Noun Modifiers in Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

This presentation analyzes Portland author’s Laini Taylor’s use of noun modifiers in her best-selling young adult fantasy novel, Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The linguistic features of the writing demonstrate how Taylor uses vivid language and imagery to pull readers into her world. The presentation also addresses how contemporary writers can use noun modifiers and evocative language in their own writing, primarily in creative works such as fiction but also in academic writing, to build memorable worlds for their readers.