Nominal Compounds in English and Kurdish: A Comparative Study

  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Abbas Mustafa Abbas Sulaimani University, College of Basic Education, English Department


This paper is a comparative study of English and Kurdish nominal compounds. It compares compound nouns of the two languages. Compounding is a useful procedure of word construction which is commonly used to be added to the lexical collection of all languages. It attempts to come up with complete typology which can account for both Kurdish and English compounds. Then, there are some concerns applicable to the orthography, stress form, meaning and in compounds will be discussed. There seems to be connection between the orthography and stress form of English compounds. Subsequently, some implications and directions in terms of the interactive properties of Kurdish and English compounds will be discussed.

Jun 20, 2021
How to Cite
ABBAS, Asst. Prof. Dr. Abbas Mustafa. Nominal Compounds in English and Kurdish: A Comparative Study. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3., p. 74-94, june 2021. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2021. doi: