The Effect Of ‘Focus On Form’ Versus ‘Focus On Forms’ Pragmatic Instruction On The Development Of Pragmatic Comprehension

Rafieyan, Vahid (2014) The Effect Of ‘Focus On Form’ Versus ‘Focus On Forms’ Pragmatic Instruction On The Development Of Pragmatic Comprehension. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Anggapan umum ialah ciri-ciri pragmatik bahasa sasaran perlu diberi perhatian terhadap pelajar bahasa melalui pengajaran pragmatik berfokuskan “form”. Untuk menilai tahap pemahaman pengajaran pragmatik “Focus on Form” dan “Focus on Forms”, satu kajian eksperimen telah dijalankan terhadap 45 orang siswazah yang mengambil kursus Bahasa Inggeris di Universiti Sains Malaysia. The common assumption is that target language pragmatic features need to be brought to language learners’ direct attention through form-focused pragmatic instruction for them to be learned. To assess language learners’ level of pragmatic comprehension and the effectiveness and sustainability of Focus on Form and Focus on Forms pragmatic instruction on pragmatic comprehension, an explanatory experimental study was conducted on 45 undergraduates studying English language at Universiti Sains Malaysia by random assignment of participants to three equal groups of Focus on Forms, Focus on Form, and Control and conducting a 6-session intervention based on listening tasks. Focus on Forms group received metapragmatic explanations of target language conversational implicatures, Focus on Form group received input enhancement by highlighting target language conversational implicatures of listening transcripts, and control group practiced some listening activities.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General) > L7-991 Education (General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan (School of Educational Studies) > Thesis
    Depositing User: Mr Firdaus Mohamad
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 11:38
    Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 18:01
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/30213

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