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## The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language

#### Karwan Juma RAHEEM [1]

Linguists define language as a means to communicate. There are many varieties of language in the world; each one is somewhat independent in some aspects, but generally shares some characteristics with all the others. Languages also tend to impact each other in various ways, especially by “borrowing” words through technology and politics. There is no doubt that every language has its own set of rules and characteristics such as grammar, sentence structure, and phonetics. This paper examines the structure of verb phrases in the Kurdish language — the paper will clarify just what a verb phrase is. The X-Bar theory is used to illustrate the structure of verb phrasing in the Kurdish language. This theory dictates that each sentence structure has a “head,” and all other sentence components are under the rule of this head.  In sentences, the verb is the head and rules the sentence while in phrases, the head is usually either the noun or the verb. This research will illuminate the structure of verb phrasing in the Kurdish language and compare it with that of the English language.

Sentence structure, Verb phrase, linguistics, head, language, grammar, rule
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Primary Language en Makaleler Orcid: 0000-0002-6735-0529Author: Karwan Juma RAHEEM (Primary Author)Institution: University of CharmoCountry: Iraq Publication Date : January 25, 2019
 Bibtex @research article { ijoks516508, journal = {International Journal of Kurdish Studies}, issn = {2149-2751}, eissn = {2149-2751}, address = {}, publisher = {Hasan KARACAN}, year = {2019}, volume = {5}, pages = {237 - 252}, doi = {10.21600/ijoks.516508}, title = {The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language}, key = {cite}, author = {RAHEEM, Karwan Juma} } APA RAHEEM, K . (2019). The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language. International Journal of Kurdish Studies , 5 (1) , 237-252 . DOI: 10.21600/ijoks.516508 MLA RAHEEM, K . "The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 5 (2019 ): 237-252 Chicago RAHEEM, K . "The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 5 (2019 ): 237-252 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language AU - Karwan Juma RAHEEM Y1 - 2019 PY - 2019 N1 - doi: 10.21600/ijoks.516508 DO - 10.21600/ijoks.516508 T2 - International Journal of Kurdish Studies JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 237 EP - 252 VL - 5 IS - 1 SN - 2149-2751-2149-2751 M3 - doi: 10.21600/ijoks.516508 UR - https://doi.org/10.21600/ijoks.516508 Y2 - 2018 ER - EndNote %0 International Journal of Kurdish Studies The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language %A Karwan Juma RAHEEM %T The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language %D 2019 %J International Journal of Kurdish Studies %P 2149-2751-2149-2751 %V 5 %N 1 %R doi: 10.21600/ijoks.516508 %U 10.21600/ijoks.516508 ISNAD RAHEEM, Karwan Juma . "The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language". International Journal of Kurdish Studies 5 / 1 (January 2019): 237-252 . https://doi.org/10.21600/ijoks.516508 AMA RAHEEM K . The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2019; 5(1): 237-252. Vancouver RAHEEM K . The structure of Verb phrase in the Kurdish language. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. 2019; 5(1): 252-237.