Researcher: Majid Sa'edi Doveysh
Supervisors: Rahim Pour, Fatahi Ghazi
Thesis Type: Master
University: Tabriz University
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Despite the different criticisms on contrastive analysis it has been proved that the results of it(when processed) can be useful in a TEFL environment, specially at the level of phonology.This study is an attempt to compare and contrast the sound systems of Kurdish and English for pedagogical aims.The consonants,vowels,stress and intonation of the two languages are described by the same model-taxonomic phonology-and then compared and contrasted for finding the potential areas of difficulty and problem while teaching English to Kurdish speaking students. Fourty four phonemes of BBC English has been described and compared with the thirty eight phonemes of Sorani Kurdish.Phonetic details have been elaborated on only when they have a pedagogical importance.The results have been summarized in tables.The stress ofd the two languages also have been studied at the levels of words,compounds and sentences.The nature and function of stress and its differencesin the Two languages have been surveyed.Intonation in English and Kurdish also have been studied within the same model. All the results have been analysed and categorized for the purpose of teaching English as a foreign language to Kurdish speakers.