Collocational Competence among Malaysian Undergraduate Law Students

Yunus, Kamariah and Awab, Su'ad (2011) Collocational Competence among Malaysian Undergraduate Law Students. Malaysian Journal Of ELT Research, 7 (1). pp. 151-202. ISSN 1511-8002

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate collocational competence among undergraduate law students at University Sultan Zainal Abidin, Terengganu, formerly known as University Darul Iman Malaysia (UDM) through accurate and inaccurate production of collocations of prepositions in the learners’ production of the colligations in the Problem Question essays focusing on Law of Contract genre, and to explore their use of the functions relational to the content of law. The findings showed that the learners still produced colligation errors despite their competence in observing the communicative andCollocational Competence among Malaysian Undergraduate Law Students Yunus,K & Su'ad Awab. (2011). Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, Vol. 7 (1), p. 151-202. www.melta.org.my 152 discoursal functions of legal discourse. This study recommends an explicit teaching of collocations of prepositions to increase their awareness to these patterns besides the establishment of English for Academic Legal Purposes (EALP) courses at every institution. KEY WORDS: collocation, prepositions, colligations, collocational competence, functions

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Languages & Communication
Depositing User: Mdm Kamariah Yunus
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 03:08
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 03:08
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/1260

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