ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Khalid Ingeish, Besma


The Semantic Implications of the Imperatives in English and Arabic

Besma Khalid Ingeish; Saadiya Wudaa Hassan

journal of kerbala university, 2009, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 15-29

This paper is intended to shed some light on the semantic implications of the imperatives in English as well as Arabic. The semantic implications refer to the functions (meanings) of the imperatives in both languages. It has been divided into four parts. The first one gives a description of the semantic implications of the imperatives in English while the second is concerned with those of the imperatives in Arabic. The third part is reserved for the similarities and differences between the implications of the imperatives in English and Arabic. The conclusions are summed up in the last part of the paper