Linguistic Assumptions of Idioms in English and Arabic Languages

Mohamed Taha Ali Hassan, Fatima Salaheldeen Ahmed Hamza


This paper presents the underlying linguistic assumptions on the idioms in the English and Arabic languages. It discusses the comparison between the natures of idioms in these language settings. The main objective of this paper is to assist researchers and linguists with the essential similarities and differences of idioms. Also, it discusses the semantic, syntactic and functional classification of idioms. The paper also provides some examples of idioms’ use with regards to Arabic and English languages.


Linguistics assumptions, Idioms, Arabic, English

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