Comparative Study of Number and Case Categories in English, Tatar and Arabic

Nailya Mingazova, Liya Shangaraeva


This paper deals with the category of number and case in genealogically far languages: English, Arabic and Tatar as the language of the ethnic minority. It aims at applying Greenberg’s linguistic universal number 39 to these very languages. Contrastive typology is the area of this report and expertise. The aims of our research are to draw the isomorphic regularities and the allomorphic singularities in the languages contrasted. The paper exhibits the correlation of case and number in the compared languages has not been studied yet. Greenberg’s linguistic universal number 39 is tested on separate inflections of number and case because the position of these categories is stated with respect to each other in order to prove that the expression of number almost comes between the noun base and the expression of case.

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