COPULAR VERBS IN ENGLISH AND ALBANIAN LANGUAGE

Suzana Gjata Samarxhiu, Ekaterina Strati Gjergo

Abstract


This paper aims to make a comparative study of copular verbs between two different linguistic systems, English and Albanian ones. The question of what the copula is, and whether it is part of the predicate or not, has been considered for years by English and Albanian linguists. As the etymology of its name suggests, the copula (from Latin copular 'to link') serves to link the predicate to the subject. Since the copula does not contribute lexical meaning of its own, those who argue that the copula is a verb often argue that it is a verb of a special sort, for example a verb empty of semantic or syntactic features. This research, also plays a crucial role in studying and analyzing the classification of copular verbs, taking into consideration their lexical meaning. Considering both languages, there are clauses which involve the juxtaposition of the subject and its complement, expressed by an adjective, noun or pronoun.

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European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

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