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The acquisition of Malay plural marking among International students of International Islamic University Malaysia.

Hazalan Haffiz, Nur Amirah and Mohamed Salleh, Rabiah Tul Adawiyah (2020) The acquisition of Malay plural marking among International students of International Islamic University Malaysia. In: International Conference on Language and Literature 2020 (ICLL 2020), 15th-17th January 2020, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Processability Theory (Di Biase, Kawaguchi, & Yamaguchi, 2015; Pienemann, 1998) is a current psycholinguistics theory designed to investigate the development of second language acquisition among language learners. This theory has been tested on many second language learning, such as English (Pienemann, 1998), Swedish (Pienemann & Håkansson, 1999), Japanese (Kawaguchi, 2015), and Italian (Di Biase & Bettoni, 2015), among others. However, based on our knowledge, studies investigating the development of Malay as a foreign language using Processability theory have not been conducted yet. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the development of Malay as a foreign language, particularly looking at how Malay plural marking structures develop in these learners. The participants of this study will be 4 international students studying at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). All of them are enrolled in the beginner level of Malay language class (Level 1). The Malay class is conducted twice a week for 4 months (one semester). The participants will be tested twice; at T1 (pre-test) in week 9 of the semester and at T2 (post-test), in week 14. The data will be elicited from picture elicitation task and cloze test. The findings of this study are expected to cast some light on the acquisitional process of Malay plural marking structures by Malay foreign language learners. The findings will also widen Processability Theory typological range of application to a language such as Malay, which belongs to the Austronesian family (Dryer & Haspelmath, 2013).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 8297/78533
Uncontrolled Keywords: acquisition,Malay plural, marking, International students of International Islamic University Malaysia.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
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
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Rabiah Tul Adawiyah Mohamed Salleh
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 10:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78533

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