Investigating The Use Of The Two Speech Acts Of Invitation And Offer Among Iraqi EFL University Learners

Abbood, Hadher Hussein (2016) Investigating The Use Of The Two Speech Acts Of Invitation And Offer Among Iraqi EFL University Learners. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Matlamat utama kajian ini adalah untuk mengkaji kebolehan pelajar EFL di Iraq mengecam serta menghasilkan sebutan yang berkaitan dengan dua tindakan pertuturan bagi 'jemputan' dan 'tawaran'. Di samping itu, kajian ini juga mengkaji strategi berbeza (sama ada secara langsung / tidak langsung) yang digunakan oleh para pelajar EFL Iraq apabila melakuan dua tindakan pertuturan bagi “jemputan' dan 'tawaran' pada tahap pengecaman dan penghasilan berserta dengan jenis strategi tersebut (Pengejaan/ afirmatif, Pertanyaan/ interogatif, Imperatif, atau Seruan (exclamatory)). Akhir sekali, matlamat kajian ini ada untuk menentukan sama ada dua factor demografi, iaitu gender dan tahun pengajian memberi kesan terhadap kebolehan pelajar untuk mengecam dan menghasiikan dua tindakan pertuturan. Sampel kajian ini terdiri daripada 160 orang pelajar dari Jabatan Pengajian Bahasa Inggeris, di Universiti Tikrit, berserta 8 orang pensyarah yang terlibat dalam pengajaran kursus ini. Pendekatan metodologi bercampur digunakan, iaitu soal selidik dalam bentuk ujian untuk mengukur kebolehan pelajar mengecam dan menghasilkan dua tindakan pertuturan bagi "jemputan" dan 'Tawaran' Di samping itu, temu bual separa-struktur dengan pelajar dan pensyarah diadakan untuk mentriangulasi dapatan daripada bahagian kuantitatif kajian ini. The primary goal of the current study is to investigate the ability of Iraqi EFL learners to recognize and produce utterances related to the two speech acts of „invitation‟ and „offer‟. Another goal of the current study is to investigate the different strategies (Affirmative, Interrogative, Imperative, or Exclamatory) Iraqi EFL learners adopt when performing the two speech acts of „invitation‟ and „offer‟ at the recognition and production levels. Finally, the study aims at examining whether significant differences exist among gender and year of study in their relationship with students‟ ability to recognise and produce the two speech acts of invitation and offer. The sample included 160 students from the department of English Language Studies in Tikrit University and 8 lecturers teaching these students. Mixed methodology approaches were employed in which a questionnaire and semi-structured interviews were utilised to triangulate the findings. The findings revealed that Iraqi EFL students experience noticeable challenges and difficulties in producing and recognising the two speech acts.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics(General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Bahasa Literasi & Terjemahan (School of Languages, Literacies and Translation) > Thesis
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 14:54
    Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 10:36
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/32159

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