ISSN: 2003-2222

Author : Hassan Salumee, Azhar

A Study of the Syntactic Functions of Participle Clauses in Native and Non-Native Writings

Azhar Hassan Salumee

Al-Bahith Journal, 2015, Volume 5, Issue 15, Pages 213-227

This paper investigates
the syntactic functions of
participle clauses in native and
non-native writings . The data
chosen for this study is four
essays written by native and
non-native writers. The first
two essays are written by
(Cales and Liebert) and the
other by ( Abdullah and
Vincent). A statistic study is
made to show the frequency of
participle clauses. The results
show the under use of such
clauses in non-native writings
though such clauses are
regarded as signal of a good
writer. This may be mainly due
to the effect of translation from
the mother tongue to the
second language and some
other possible reasons. The
paper ends with some
conclusions and
recommendations resulted
from the study.