Affixation in English and Arabic: A Contrastive Study

  •  Zainab Igaab    
  •  Israa Kareem    


The present study is descriptive, analytic and comparative because it describes affixation in English and Arabic to arrive at the similarities and differences between the two languages. This study aims at describing, analyzing and comparing affixation in English and Arabic by defining it, showing ways of classifying affixes and illustrating their types. The final finding of this study is that affixation is found in the compared languages. English is concerned with the types of affixes through the process of affixation. Arabic is interested in the idea of al-wazn in the process of affixation and it does not pay much attention to the types of affixes though both of the two languages have the same ways of classifying affixes. 

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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