STYLISTIC INVESTIGATION OF CULTURE REFLECTION IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC COLLOCATIONS
This study investigates how the cultural aspects like beliefs and the settings are reflected in English and Arabic collocations. This study is a descriptive study that depends on showing the issues that may be reflected in English and Arabic collocations. Two hypotheses are there in this study. The first hypothesis is that collocation is a tool that can reflect the beliefs and culture and even the country of its users. The second hypothesis is that religion is reflected in Arabic collocations more than English ones. This study aims at showing how the culture is reflected in both English and Arabic collocations. It also aims at showing the collocational patterns of English and Arabic collocations. This study depends on (Baker, 2018), in his idea that collocations of one language sometimes are quite different from those of another. This goes back to the cultural differences between the two communities.
Keywords: Culture, Collocations, Collocational Patterns.