Trauma and Pregnancy in Lexical Perspectives

  • Muhammad Ayub
  • Muhammad Ayub
  • Syed Asim Shah
  • Muhammad Safeer


The present study investigates the impacts of traumatic conditions on the lexes of the fictional characters. The researchers have selected text samples from a Victorian English novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles written by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). The study examines that how the traumatic conditions affect the language of the character during her fictional life. The researchers applied close reading and coding strategies to select and analyze the text samples. The protagonist’s life is divided into three phases: pre-trauma, trauma and post-trauma. Poyatos (1996) model is applied to test the effects of traumatic conditions on the lexes of the affected character. The study finds a significant difference in lexes of the character in the said three phases of her fictional life

How to Cite
AYUB, Muhammad et al. Trauma and Pregnancy in Lexical Perspectives. Journal of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Pakistan, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 101-105, sep. 2017. ISSN 2307-7115. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 june 2018.
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