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The European Journal of Literature and Linguistics, Issue 3/2019

COLLOCATIONS OF THE BODY PART “HAND” IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29013/EJLL-19-3-3-7

Pages: 3 - 7

Authors: Murad A.

Abstract: Abstract. The aim of this study is to investigate the meaning of the collocation of the body part “hand” in English and Arabic and to explore the similarities and differences between the two languages in terms of “hand” collocations. The study also attempts to find out whether English collocations have identical equivalents or partial equivalents in Arabic. The study finds out that 55% of Arabic and English “hand” collocations have partial equivalents.

Keywords: Keywords: collocation; equivalents; hand; lexicography.

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