Malay ESL students’ difficulties in using English prepositions

Loi, Chek Kim and Songyut Akkakoson, and Mehmet Cem Odacıoğlu, and Norazah Mohd Suki, and Henry Bating, (2017) Malay ESL students’ difficulties in using English prepositions. International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics, 3 (3). pp. 122-126. ISSN 2382-6282

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The study attempts to undertake an error analysis of prepositions employed in the written work of Form 4 Malay ESL (English as a Second Language) students in Malaysia. The error analysis was undertaken using Richards’s (1974) framework of intralingual and interlingual errors and Bennett’s (1975) framework in identifying prepositional concepts found in the sample. The study first identified common prepositional errors in the written texts of 150 student participants. It then measured the relative intensities of these errors and found out possible causes for the occurrences of these errors. In this study, one significant finding is that among the nine concepts of prepositions examined, the participant students tended to make the most number of errors in the use of prepositions of time and place. The present study has pedagogical implications in teaching English prepositions to Malay ESL students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interlingual, intralingual errors, malay, prepositional errors
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: SCHOOL > Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 12:33
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 12:33

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