Stress Placement In English Compound Words As Made By Iraqi EFL Learners At The University Level : A Descriptive Study

  • .Furqan Abdul-Ridha Kareem Altaie


     Iraqi learners of English face a lot of difficulties in learning English language especially in English phonetics and phonology . These problems appear in stress placement in  English compound words . The aim of the current research is to identify and analyze the errors made by third year  students , Department of English , College of Education  in placing stress mark in compound words . One of the most important problems is the different stress system between English and Arabic . We can say that first language affects the second language . This influence is so difficult to avoid