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المصادر اللغوية في تخمين معاني المفردات: دراسة في قراءة النصوص العربية = Linguistic sources in guessing word meaning: a study in reading arabic texts

Zulkifli, Hidayatul Hasanah and Mustapha, Nik Hanan (2012) المصادر اللغوية في تخمين معاني المفردات: دراسة في قراءة النصوص العربية = Linguistic sources in guessing word meaning: a study in reading arabic texts. In: World Conference on Islamic Thought 2012 (WCIT 2012), 11-12 September 2012, Ipoh, Perak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Guessing word meaning from context plays an important role in increasing the level of reading comprehension of second or foreign language learners. Despite various taxonomies for guessing word meanings, most of them generally fall into two categories: linguistic sources, and non-linguistic sources. Considering the importance of such a study in Arabic language, this study investigates the use of second language sources within the linguistic category in guessing the meaning of words. Ten university students participated in this introspective study by performing reading tasks on selected Arabic texts. A set of data was gathered through a think aloud process and interviews, which was later analyzed based on Bengeleil and Paribakht’s taxanomy (2004). The study concludes with some findings that explain how students utilize linguistic sources when guessing the meanings of word while performing reading tasks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2400/28342
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guessing word meaning, reading Arabic texts, linguistic sources, second language sources, reading comprehension.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PJ Semitic > PJ6001 Arabic > PJ6073 Language
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Depositing User: Dr Nik Hanan Mustapha
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 07:58
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 12:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28342

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