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The Inapplicability of Huebner’s Semantic Wheel to Some English Nps: A Debatable Viewpoint at the Deeper Level
International Journal of Language and Linguistics
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages: 96-102
Received: Apr. 4, 2016; Accepted: Apr. 15, 2016; Published: Apr. 27, 2016
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Thekra Mohammed Abdullah Yehia, Department of Linguistics, University of Mysore, City of Mysore, India
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The current paper is an argumentative outlook of Huebner’s Semantic Wheel. The researcher wanted to investigate the difficulties in the use of English articles by the Yemeni EFL learners. Huebner’s Semantic Wheel was used to identify the most frequently substituted NPs. However, some shortcomings in the applicability of such model in some cases were found. The curiosity of discovering the reasons behind the inapplicability of Huebner’s model to some noun phrases led to some notable conclusions; which are put, here, for discussion.
Huebner’s Semantic Wheel, Definiteness, Specificity, Transfer, Article System
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Thekra Mohammed Abdullah Yehia, The Inapplicability of Huebner’s Semantic Wheel to Some English Nps: A Debatable Viewpoint at the Deeper Level, International Journal of Language and Linguistics. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 96-102. doi: 10.11648/j.ijll.20160403.12
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