Assessment Of Human Competences In English-Language Noun Phrases Use

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Linguistic Studies
Volume 41, 2021, pp. 48

Assessment Of Human Competences In English-Language Noun Phrases Use

Lazebna Nataliia

Article first published online: May 01, 2021 

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Lazebna Nataliia, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor.  Her areas of research interests include discourse studies, terminology, computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and text linguistics.

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Donetsk National University; Ed. by Anatoliy Zahnitko. Vinnytsia : Vasyl' Stus DonNU, 2021. Vol. 41. Pp. 48-56. ISBN 966-7277-88-7


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Volume first published online: May 01, 2021
Article received: March 20, 2021, accepted: April 03, 2021 and first published online: May 01, 2021


Розглянуто особливості сприйняття англомовних номінативних фраз, їх морфологіч-них характеристик та синтаксичних функцій. Проаналізована специфіка продукування та використання іменних фраз англійської мови (NP). Іменник як ядро досліджуваних фраз висту¬пає  важливим ідентифікатором інформації, що передається. Створення іменних фраз респондентами свідчить про морфологічну обізнаність мовців, і про певні труднощі при ана-лізі синтаксичних функцій іменних конструкцій. Помилки у аналізі англомовних іменних конструкцій корелюються із мовленнєвими зразками рідної (української) мови і інтерферу-ються із граматичними нормами англійської мови. 

Keywords: noun phrases, morphological awareness, syntactic function, speech patterns.



Nataliia Lazebna

Department of Theory and Practice of Translation, National University “Zaporizhzhia Polytechnic”, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.


Background: The research focuses on human competences in English-language noun phrases use.  The relevance of the study encompasses not only an isolated concern about nouns and their role in the English-language knowledge, but also focuses on morphological and syntactic functions, which noun phrases perform. Both, Western and Eastern researchers analyzed the given theme in their spe¬cific social and cultural contexts. Unlike native speakers, EFL speakers use noun phrases for nomination, predominantly. 

Purpose: The purpose of the analysis is to consider the role, which noun phrases play in the English language acquisition by non-native speakers. 

Results: According to data obtained from the participants, the noun as an object is the most wide-spread function in the sentence. The subject follows this function and the nouns identified as an adjunct are the least used group. For EFL students, nouns did not represent a nucleus of the sentence, rather, they related it to their syntactic function. 

Discussion: the role of nomination is dominant in the English language use. According to the results of studies obtained, descriptive functions of noun phrases, their functionality as language re-striction tool were preferred for EFL students.

Keywords: noun phrases, morphological awareness, syntactic function, speech patterns. 


Nataliia Lazebna is PhD in Philology, Associate Professor. Her areas of research interests include discourse studies, terminology, computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and text lin-guistics. 





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