The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 19
Page No. 4660 - 4671

Intonation of English and Kazakh Languages

Authors : Karagoishiyeva Danel, Bektemirova Saule and Iskakova Gulnaz

Abstract: This study examines the intonation of English and Kazakh declarative, exclamatory, interrogative and imperative statements. An overview and comparison is given of the theoretical research on intonation in English and Kazakh. More practically, similarities and differences between these languages are shown. Language is a tool of communication where intonation plays a vital role in expressing the emotions and state of the addresser of a message. Without an intonation it would be hard to distinguish the type of the sentence uttered by a speaker. The peculiarities of the intonation patterns of a definite language are clearly displayed if a comparative study is carried out with the attraction of the intonation of a foreign language. This article examines the intonation of English and Kazakh declarative, exclamatory, interrogative and imperative statements. An overview and comparison are given of the theoretical research on intonation in English and Kazakh. More practically, similarities and differences between these languages are shown. The results of the experiment are taken with the help of the research on the programme PRAAT.

How to cite this article:

Karagoishiyeva Danel, Bektemirova Saule and Iskakova Gulnaz, 2016. Intonation of English and Kazakh Languages. The Social Sciences, 11: 4660-4671.

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