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A Malay-English cross-linguistic study of present time forms

Mohammad Lotfie, Maskanah (2011) A Malay-English cross-linguistic study of present time forms. In: Crossing boundaries: musings on language, literature and culture. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 53-60. ISBN 9789674181468

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This is a comparative study of written present time forms of Malay and English. Central to the discussion on temporal similarities and differences between the two languages is the unmarked form of the former. Written output from Malay and English as a second language (ESL) respondents were collected and the data analysis provides evidence of the difference in the acquisitional patterns of the English present time forms between the two distinct levels of Malay users of the English language. Lower intermediate users’ output strongly approximates Malay forms while the more proficient group’s interlanguage indicates the usage of more complex linguistic items.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1358/25587
Uncontrolled Keywords: cross-linguistic influence, Malay present time forms, English present time forms, acquisition patterns, interlanguage
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Maskanah Mohammad Lotfie
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 11:29
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 13:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25587

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