Word Order of Persian and English: A Processing-Based Analysis
Education Journal
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 37-43
Received: Jan. 22, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 2, 2015; Published: Feb. 11, 2015
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Mehri Izadi, Department of English Language, Chabahar Maritime University, Chabahar, Iran
Maryam Rahimi, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Sistan & Balouchestan, Zahedan, Iran
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Word order refers to analyzing the order of languages syntactic constituent to find out the areas of their similarities and differences. In the present study, we intend to elaborate Persian and English word order mainly based on Dryer (1992) and Dabir Moghaddam (2001). Our research material includes examples driven from 26 orders. We studied these orders in order to present a clearer picture of correlations and diversities between the two languages. Research findings reveal that although Persian is an SOV language and English has the SVO order, these languages represent similarities in half of the 26 orders provided. As to differences, they are different in the application of adposition, noun and relative clause, want and verb, content verb and auxiliary, question particle and sentence, adverbial subordinator and clause, etc.
Word Order, Persian Language, English Language, Contrastive Study
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Mehri Izadi, Maryam Rahimi, Word Order of Persian and English: A Processing-Based Analysis, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2015, pp. 37-43. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150401.18
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