A phonological contrastive analysis of Kurdish and English

Rahimpour, Massoud and Saedi Dovaise, Majid (2011) A phonological contrastive analysis of Kurdish and English. International Journal of English Linguistics, 1 2: 73-82. doi:10.5539/ijel.v1n2p73

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Author Rahimpour, Massoud
Saedi Dovaise, Majid
Title A phonological contrastive analysis of Kurdish and English
Journal name International Journal of English Linguistics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1923-869X
Publication date 2011-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5539/ijel.v1n2p73
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 73
End page 82
Total pages 10
Place of publication Toronto, Canada
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study is an attempt to compare and contrast the sound systems of Kurdish and English for pedagogical aims. The consonants, vowels, stress and intonation of the two languages are described using the same model-taxonomic phonology- and then compared and contrasted to find the similarities and differences between the two systems and hence the potential areas of difficulty in teaching English to students whose native language is Kurdish. Forty four phonemes of BBC English have been described and compared with the thirty eight phonemes of Sorani Kurdish. The nature and function of stress and intonation in the two languages have also been compared and contrasted.
Keyword Phonology
Sound system
Contrastive analysis
Kurdish language
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Institutional Status UQ

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