Al-Saleemi, Elham (1987) A contrastive study of the verb systems of English and Arabic. Masters thesis, Durham University.
The present dissertation is an exhaustive attempt to give a detailed contrastive study of the verb systems of English and Arabic in order to determine the differences and similarities between the two verb systems. Chapter one discusses contrastive analysis in general: its definitions, the two bases of contrastive analysis ie theoretical linguistics and applied linguistics, the different approaches to contrastive analysis and contrastive analysis contribution to language teaching. Chapter two is a detailed description of the English verb systems. It describes the English verb according to tense, aspect and mood. Chapter three is a detailed description of the Arabic verb systems. This chapter describes the Arabic verb according to tense, aspect and mood. Chapter four is a detailed contrastive study of the two verb systems. Chapter five specifies how a universal category is realised in the contrasted languages.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Award:||Master of Arts|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||15 May 2013 14:11|