Ellipsis and Reiteration in English and Arabic: A Contrastive Study

Mohammad Jasim Betti, Montadher Hussein Hameed AlFartoosy
2019 English Language and Literature Studies  
The present study is a descriptive contrastive one because it tries to give a full explanation of ellipsis and reiteration in English and Arabic to arrive at the similarities and differences between them. It deals with ellipsis and reiteration as processes by which a linguistic item is deleted or repeated. This is primarily achieved by showing their definitions, nature, types, and functions, and by surveying the literature available and by contrasting them in the two compared languages,
more » ... languages, conducting a contrastive study. The study finds out that ellipsis and reiteration as processes are found in both languages. In addition, it also finds out that ellipsis is more widely used than reiteration in both languages and that reiteration in Arabic is used more than in English. In this regard, the study shows that there are similarities and differences between English and Arabic but the area of differences is wider than that of similarities.
doi:10.5539/ells.v9n1p93 fatcat:kdhlk4am2rgz7dq6zhfy2rg5zq