Year 2016, Volume 2 , Issue 2, Pages 0 - 0 2016-10-27

Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study

Arazoo Rashid Othaman [1]


Languages can have different devices to express different types of information such as focus, in which certain elements in a sentence are given a special prominence to represent the most important new information in that sentence. Hence, the present paper deals with syntactic aspects of focus in English and Kurdish. The study comprises three chapters. Chapter one is devoted to the analysis and discussion of syntactic aspects of focus in English. It covers different devices that are used to express focus in English including: passsivization, cleft constructions, topicalization, postponement, extraposition and existential construction. Chapter two presents an analaysis of Kurdish Syntactic focus. It explores Syntactic devices in Kurdish to express focus which include: Interrogtaive and Exclamative sentences, complements, passivization and topicalization. Chapter three conducts a comparative analysis of syntactic focus in English and Kurdish and highlights some points of similarity and difference between the two languages. Finally, the most important findings of the paper are presented.
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Author: Arazoo Rashid Othaman

Dates

Publication Date : October 27, 2016

Bibtex @ { ijoks259419, journal = {International Journal of Kurdish Studies}, issn = {2149-2751}, eissn = {2149-2751}, address = {}, publisher = {Hasan KARACAN}, year = {2016}, volume = {2}, pages = {0 - 0}, doi = {10.21600/ijks.09584}, title = {Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study}, key = {cite}, author = {Othaman, Arazoo Rashid} }
APA Othaman, A . (2016). Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study. International Journal of Kurdish Studies , 2 (2) , 0-0 . DOI: 10.21600/ijks.09584
MLA Othaman, A . "Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 2 (2016 ): 0-0 <http://ijoks.com/en/issue/24477/259419>
Chicago Othaman, A . "Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 2 (2016 ): 0-0
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study AU - Arazoo Rashid Othaman Y1 - 2016 PY - 2016 N1 - doi: 10.21600/ijks.09584 DO - 10.21600/ijks.09584 T2 - International Journal of Kurdish Studies JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 0 EP - 0 VL - 2 IS - 2 SN - 2149-2751-2149-2751 M3 - doi: 10.21600/ijks.09584 UR - https://doi.org/10.21600/ijks.09584 Y2 - 2019 ER -
EndNote %0 International Journal of Kurdish Studies Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study %A Arazoo Rashid Othaman %T Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study %D 2016 %J International Journal of Kurdish Studies %P 2149-2751-2149-2751 %V 2 %N 2 %R doi: 10.21600/ijks.09584 %U 10.21600/ijks.09584
ISNAD Othaman, Arazoo Rashid . "Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 2 / 2 (October 2016): 0-0 . https://doi.org/10.21600/ijks.09584
AMA Othaman A . Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2016; 2(2): 0-0.
Vancouver Othaman A . Syntactic devices expressing focus in English and Kurdish: A comparative study. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2016; 2(2): 0-0.