The Similarities and Differences between English and Albanian Progressive Tenses In Terms of Manner Form Usage Aspect and Modality

Hyreme Gurra


The major focus of this study is the contrastive analysis between the English Progressive Tenses visa vi their Albanian correspondents and thus, contribute to the theoretical linguistics, to the general theory of contrastive linguistics, to the development of contrastive studies in Albanian, to the development of Albanian prescriptive grammars. From a practical view, it aims to facilitate the teaching and the learning process of the noted tenses. This approach has many advantages; it will provide us with all the information needed about form, usage, modality or aspect. My assumption is that the difficulties the Albanian speaking teachers and learners of English are facing are due to the following: 1) English and Albanian being typologically two different languages; English as a typical analytical language and Albanian as a typical synthetic language, differences are inevitable; 2) The English language in comparison with the Albanian and other languages has a relatively large number of progressive expressions. Having all of these in mind, we can conclude that the contrastive study in general, and my study in particular, aims to highlight the similarities and the dissimilarities between both languages

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n4p158

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