Authors : Ata ul Ghafar, Aamir Nazeer and Shoiba Sabir
Abstract: The current study investigates the contrastive analysis of grammatical variation between Urdu and English in the sense of WH-movement. The basic purpose of this study is to explore, the structural patterns of WHmovement in Urdu and English and Urdu language terminologies and syntactic variations related to WHmovement. Furthermore, similarities and differences between Urdu and English studied. In conclusion, this study claimed that WH-movement is obligatory in English but not in Urdu. The sentences in English are moved with the WH-movement but in Urdu, it is optional. The movement of the sentences was not openly shown in Urdu on the other hand clearly shown in English. The results show that the element of [+WH, Extended projection principle] provokes the development of WH-movement. This study provides an exciting opportunity to advance our knowledge of WH-movement and is also valuable for the students and researchers to understand the idea of linguistic structure overall and especially in the WHmovement.
Ata ul Ghafar, Aamir Nazeer and Shoiba Sabir, 2022. A Contrastive Analysis of WH-Movement in Pakistani National Language Urdu and English: A Syntactical Perspective. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 19: 6-12.