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Sarah Fielding (1710-1768)  


online resources         


  • Bree, Linda (1996), Sarah Fielding. New York: Twayne Publishers/ London etc.: Prentice Hall International


  • Battestin, Martin C. and Clive T. Probyn (eds.) (1993), The correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sarah Fielding’s language

  • Barchas, Janine (1996), Sarah Fielding's dashing style and eighteenth-century print culture. ELH 63, 633-656.
  • Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid (1997), “Negation in Sarah Fielding’s letters”. In: Udo Fries, Viviane Müller and Peter Schneider (eds.), From Ælfric to the New York Times. Studies in English corpus linguistics. Amster­dam/At­lanta, GA: Rodopi. 183–195.  
  • Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid (1998), “Standardization of English spelling: the eighteenth-century printers’ contribution”. In: Jacek Fisiak en Marcin Krygier (eds.). English historical linguistics 1996. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 457–470.
  • Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid (2000), “A little learning a dangerous thing? Learning and gender as expressed in Sarah Fielding’s letters to James Harris”. Language sciences 22, ed. by Susan Fitzmaurice, Rhetoric, language and literature: New perspectives on English in the eighteenth century, 339–358.
  • Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid (2000), “Social network analysis and the language of Sarah Fielding”, in Social network analysis and the history of English, special issue of EJES, ed. by Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Terttu Nevalainen and Luisella Caon. EJES 4.3, 291–301.


(for additions, contact Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade)



last updated: 12-09-06