Muhammad Aqeel,Dr Sajid Waqar,Muhammad Shafiq,Muhammad Atiq ur Rehman


The paper examines the style shifting in two novels, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Soniah Kamal's Unmarriageable, both of which are written in English but from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The study aims to analyze the stylistic differences between native English and non-native English fiction through multiple lenses, including code-switching, Urduization, and style shifting. The study begins by providing a brief overview of the two novels and their respective cultural and linguistic contexts. It presents the concept of style shifting and its importance in literary analysis. It is explained how style shifting can be used as a tool to examine the intersection of language and culture in literary works. The paper explores how both Pride and Prejudice and Unmarriageable utilize code-switching to reflect the linguistic and cultural identities of the characters. The study underscores the importance of considering linguistic and cultural diversity in literary analysis and provides insights into the stylistic differences between native and non-native English fiction. The study ends with the suggestions that both "Pride and Prejudice" and "Unmarriageable" are works of fiction, and both deal with themes of love, marriage, and societal expectations. However, they are set in different time periods and cultural contexts, and as such, the writing styles of the two novels differ.



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