A Linguistic Study of Courtship as a Rule-Bound Social Institution in Pride and Prejudice

Akram Pouralifard, Moslem Ahmadi


The focus of this research is in the area of the relationship between linguistics and the Victorian literature. Such a study is important in order to demonstrate how the masterpieces of Victorian literature possess the potential to be studied according to the principles of linguistics and how the motives behind many characters’ activities can be determined by recourse to linguistics. The findings from this research provide evidence that all human activities follow the same rules which all the human languages are based on and according to which they all function due to their common root in the human mind. The main conclusion drawn from this study is that linguistic principles can constitute a great methodology for determining the real motives behind many activities done by the humans. This paper recommends that linguistic principles can be an excellent methodology by means of which the researchers can study the literary works of other eras in the English literature.


linguistics, literature, motives, characters, activities, mind

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.alls.v.8n.5p.155


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