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Assimilation in English and Arabic Languages: A Contrastive Study

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dc.contributor.author Elgawi, Hana Hassab Elgawi Mohammad Ahmad Hassab
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-03T10:33:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-03T10:33:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-10
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/3621
dc.description A Thesis, Submitted to University of Gezira in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement of the Award of the Degree of M.A in ELT, Department of English, Faculty of Education – Hantoub, 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Assimilation is one of the forms of connected speech, which helps to maintain rhythm and fluency, and it is considered as a common attribute among all mankind languages. Also some people do not know what happens, exactly when a native speaker talks and there is lack of understanding of what he says, because some of the sounds are assimilated. This study aimed to investigate assimilation in English and Arabic, to explain its types, and to find out the similarities and differences between assimilation processes in the two systems. The study used the descriptive analytical method for analyzing assimilated sounds in the two systems. (25) examples were chosen from each language which were analyzed to investigate the similarities and differences between them. The most important results revealed by the study are that: assimilation processes in the two languages are similar, except for one case found in regressive assimilation in the English language which is: assimilation of manner where a final plosive becomes a fricative or nasal for example; "that side" and "good night". The study also shows that assimilation has one type which is: progressive assimilation of manner that has became fixed towards, either voiced or voiceless sounds with suffix "s" or "z" like "cats " / k æ t s /and "dogs" /d ɔ g z/. Comparing English to Arabic it is found that some of the readers are licensed except Hafs, to use assimilation only in the continuing case, whereas in the stopping case; some of the readers have revelations in the two verses ( يس* وَ الْقُرْآَنِ الْحَكِيمِ) and (ن* وَالْقَلَمِ وَمَا يَسْطُرُون ) . In English language any vowel becomes nasalized whenever it comes between two nasals e.g.; "moon" becomes /m ŋ ʊ: n/ In the light of that; this study recommends the following: giving much care to grasp the phonetic symbols, their place of articulation, manner of articulation, and to know consonant and vowel sounds (monophthongs, diphthongs, and tripthongs). The study also recommends designing comparative contrastive studies lessons to help students to understand aspects of language and mastering its usage. The study proposes more of studies, like proceeding a contrastive studies in the other aspects of phonology such as, intonation, stress, vowel and consonant sounds because that helps them to speak fluently. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Awatif Alamin Satti ( Main supervisor ) Imad Ahmad Ali ( Co-supervisor ) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject The stoning en_US
dc.subject English language en_US
dc.title Assimilation in English and Arabic Languages: A Contrastive Study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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