Iranian EFL Journal, Volume (10), No (2), Year (2014-4) , Pages (352-361)

Title : ( A Contrastive Analysis on the Application of Definite and Indefinite Articles in the Story Texts in Persian and English Languages )

Authors: Atiyeh Kamyabi Gol , Beheshteh Shakhsi Dastgahian ,

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Languages have different linguistic forms which can be contrasted to explore differences and similarities among them. The present study is a contrastive analysis comparing the application of definite and indefinite articles in English and Persian languages. In this regard 10 texts including historical and religious stories in Persian and their translations into English were chosen. Among these texts 113 cases of definite and indefinite articles were compared in two languages. The results of the study showed that 43 cases of definite article "the" and 29 cases of indefinite articles "a, an" were applied to show definiteness and indefiniteness respectively. Also the results of the study demonstrated that only 3 cases of definite article "the" were used for representing indefiniteness in Persian language.

Keywords

, Contrastive analysis, Definite and indefinite articles,
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author = {Kamyabi Gol, Atiyeh and Shakhsi Dastgahian, Beheshteh},
title = {A Contrastive Analysis on the Application of Definite and Indefinite Articles in the Story Texts in Persian and English Languages},
journal = {Iranian EFL Journal},
year = {2014},
volume = {10},
number = {2},
month = {April},
issn = {1836-8743},
pages = {352--361},
numpages = {9},
keywords = {Contrastive analysis; Definite and indefinite articles; Application},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T A Contrastive Analysis on the Application of Definite and Indefinite Articles in the Story Texts in Persian and English Languages
%A Kamyabi Gol, Atiyeh
%A Shakhsi Dastgahian, Beheshteh
%J Iranian EFL Journal
%@ 1836-8743
%D 2014

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