The Social Sciences

Year: 2015
Volume: 10
Issue: 7
Page No. 1999 - 2002

Means of Nominal Group Uncertainty Expression in English and Tatar Languages

Authors : Venera N. Khisamova, Leila A. Nurgaliyeva and Elvira B. Fattakhova

Abstract: This study presents a comparative analysis of the two languages with different structures (English and Tatar) within the aspect of uncertainty category study. Despite the fact that many linguists pointed to the absence or underdevelopment of uncertainty category in the languages without articles, in this case English language takes place. We set the task to identify the equivalents among the lexical and morphological means of Tatar language as the language without articles conveying similar uncertainty and certainty values by English language articles. Due to the fact that Tatar language does not have a system of means for the formal expression of uncertainty category, it is not a grammatical universal, however, it is undoubtedly a universal conceptual and functional-semantic category. Although, Tatar language does not have grammaticalized markers whose main function is to express the values of certainty and uncertainty, this category is expressed by a whole set of interacting means, belonging to different linguistic levels and operating in close relationship with each other. On the basis of the presented classification of the famous linguist G. Hawkins and the definite article use in English a huge number of equivalents in Tatar language was found.

How to cite this article:

Venera N. Khisamova, Leila A. Nurgaliyeva and Elvira B. Fattakhova, 2015. Means of Nominal Group Uncertainty Expression in English and Tatar Languages. The Social Sciences, 10: 1999-2002.

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