Verb Agreement in Iraqi Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic: A comparative Study
Keywords: Subject-verb, Agreement, Head, Comparative, Syntax
The present study deals with a comparative study of subject verb agreement in modern standard Arabic and Iraqi Arabic. It aims to show the differences and similarities between these two varieties. It is hypothesized that Iraqi dialect has full agreement between the subject and the verb whereas Modern Standard Arabic in has only partial agreement. Data were collected from authentic books of Arabic and from native speakers of Iraqi Arabic in Baghdad. The goal of this study then, is to raise the awareness of Learners as natives on the issues of sounds, grammar, and vocabulary since Arabic language lacks such dialectal research. The study concludes that there are similarities and differences in both varieties. The findings and conclusions arrived at in this study are expected to be worthy to pedagogical planners and planning, and for other academic purposes.