ISSN: 2003-2222

Author : Abdul Hussein Mahdi, M.Manaf

Sociolinguistic Features in Selected literary texts of Charles Dickens and Jane Austin's Novels: Hard Times and Pride and prejudice

M.Manaf Abdul Hussein Mahdi

Al-Bahith Journal, 2014, Volume 4, Issue 12, Pages 316-327

The present study "Sociolinguistic features in selected literary texts of Charles Dickens and Jane Austin Novels" is carried out by the researcher with the purpose of investigating and analyzing the social linguistic influences surrounding two novels namely: Hard times by Charles Dickens and Pride and prejudice by Jane Austin
This main focus of this topic is to approach the two famous novels of Charles Dickens and Jane Austin from the point of view of sociolinguistics. The point of view is that linguistics can determine the sociological background of the speaker through various speech habits and patterns. The approach is meant to ascertain the social background of writers' characters and the correlation to the writers' method of language use.
The present study attempts to find variations within a single speech community, first by surveying the findings of some well- known sociolinguists like William Labov, Noam Chomsky, and John Gumberz who have studied the traditions of writing argumentative texts concerning variations within a single speech community and second by subjecting selected sociolinguistic texts taken from two novels to a thorough discourse analysis