Contrastive Analysis of the Isang language and English Language

This study presents a comprehensive contrastive analysis of the Isang language and English language, focusing on phonology, syntax, tenses, and overall language structure. The primary objective is to highlight the similarities and differences between the two languages, particularly providing insights for bilingual students and language learners. The study advocates the use of contrastive analysis as an effective approach for examining and comparing different languages. The phonological analysis compares the vowel sounds in Isang and English. Isang utilizes five vowel sounds represented by the letters a, i, u, e, and o, while English encompasses a broader range of long and short vowel sounds with distinct phonetic representations. The analysis pinpoints specific differences in the pronunciation of shared phonemes between the two languages. Moving on to syntax, the study delves into the rules governing word combinations to form phrases, clauses, and sentences. Isang follows a case-based structure, whereas English relies on word order. The contrastive analysis highlights notable structural disparities, particularly in terms of complement positioning within sentences and the order of modifiers and determiners in phrases. Furthermore, the analysis examines the tenses employed in English and Isang. Four fundamental tenses in English—simple present, present continuous, present perfect, and simple past—are contrasted with their corresponding Isang counterparts. The analysis elucidates distinct tense formation and expression methods in both languages, encompassing the use of auxiliary verbs, verb conjugations, and negation placement. While the primary focus lies in elucidating the dissimilarities between Isang and English, the analysis acknowledges certain similarities, particularly pertaining to sentence patterns involving subject-verb constructions. the abstract underscores the value and effectiveness of contrastive analysis as a tool for language learners and educators. By comparing their native language with the target language, learners can develop a deeper understanding of linguistic structures and enhance their overall proficiency. Additionally, the abstract briefly outlines two language teaching methodologies—the Grammar-Translation Method and the Audiolingual Method—as potential approaches for teaching and learning the Isang and English languages

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Kareem, A. (2023). Contrastive Analysis of the Isang language and English Language. Afribary. Retrieved from

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Kareem, Abayomi "Contrastive Analysis of the Isang language and English Language" Afribary. Afribary, 17 May. 2023, Accessed 29 May. 2024.


Kareem, Abayomi . "Contrastive Analysis of the Isang language and English Language". Afribary, Afribary, 17 May. 2023. Web. 29 May. 2024. < >.


Kareem, Abayomi . "Contrastive Analysis of the Isang language and English Language" Afribary (2023). Accessed May 29, 2024.

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