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Issues in Language Studies
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ISSN (Online) 2180-2726
Published by UNIMAS Publisher Homepage  [7 journals]
  • A Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) investigation of the L2 learning
           model of motivational development among Tahfiz students

    • Authors: Hazlina Abdullah, Mikail Ibrahim, Haliza Harun, Hazleena Baharun, Maziahtusima Ishak, Suraini Mohd Ali
      Pages: 1 - 19
      Abstract: This study explores the motivation of learning English among students in selected Tahfiz government and state schools in Malaysia. Questionnaires adapted from Dornyei (2004), with an additional construct, were administered to 1,017 students aged 13 to 17. Exploratory Factor Analyses (EFA), Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) with Robust Maximum Likelihood estimation technique (MLR) were used. From the SEM analysis, a new model of motivation in learning English among Tahfiz students is proposed. The study discovered that attitudes towards community, promotion, prevention, parental encouragement, interest, Islamic values, ideal L2 self, ought-to L2 self, and attitudes towards learning English all play central roles in the proposed model. A comparison motivation model between the Tahfiz government and state schools was also provided. The results suggest that Tahfiz English language teachers and other relevant parties should be aware of their students’ motivation in learning English, and try to create a more conducive learning environment in the classroom. This can equip the students with sufficient language skills to be well-rounded Islamic preachers.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      DOI: 10.33736/ils.4359.2022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
  • Facework strategies and intercultural conflict management procedures
           between international undergraduates and Malaysian instructors at a
           private university

    • Authors: Siew Eng Lin, Dennis Ying Chung Tan, Kuan Lim Chang
      Pages: 20 - 36
      Abstract: Framed by the face negotiation theory and intercultural conflict management concepts, this study aims to identify the facework strategies used by international undergraduates in intercultural conflicts with Malaysian instructors at a private university, and investigate the preferred effective conflict management procedures for Malaysian instructors in managing intercultural conflicts with international undergraduates. This study uses a descriptive cross-sectional design using questionnaires for data collection.  A total of 317 participants were involved: 105 Indonesian undergraduates, 106 Chinese undergraduates, and 106 Malaysian instructors. The results showed that both Indonesian and Chinese undergraduate groups have similar tendencies for integrating strategies, although they differ in avoiding and dominating strategies. For intercultural conflict management procedures, the most favourable procedure is mediation and the least favourable is ombudsman service. These findings provide instructors with first-hand data for subsequent teacher development on face-saving application. By applying the appropriate facework strategy and ways to enact it, instructors can further develop their teaching skills by creating a healthy student-teacher relationship with international students.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      DOI: 10.33736/ils.4162.2022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
  • Kesalahan ejaan murid berdasarkan bunyi konsonan dalam ujaran guru:
           Analisis Fonologi Generatif

    • Authors: Nur Farahkhanna Mohd Rusli, Norfaizah Abdul Jobar, Nur Faaizah Md Adam
      Pages: 37 - 60
      Abstract: Kajian ini bertujuan menjelaskan kesalahan ejaan murid berdasarkan bunyi konsonan dalam ujaran guru. Data diperoleh secara kualitatif dengan menggunakan kaedah pemerhatian. Tiga orang guru bahasa Melayu dan 114 orang murid tahun 1 dari Sekolah Kebangsaan Tun Abdul Aziz Majid, Hulu Langat, Selangor telah dipilih sebagai responden kajian. Instrumen kajian terdiri daripada borang soal selidik dan borang maklum balas. Data dianalisis menggunakan data spektogram, teori fonologi generative dan perisian Hasil kajian menunjukkan murid tahun 1 menghasilkan pelbagai bentuk ejaan yang tidak tepat yang melibatkan bunyi konsonan [r], [h] dan [k]. Berdasarkan teori fonologi generatif, variasi ejaan ini berlaku disebabkan pelaksanaan rumus pengguguran dan rumus pembentukan hentian glotis. Dari segi implikasi, kajian ini bertujuan mendedahkan kepentingan bertutur menggunakan bahasa Melayu baku yang betul mengikut konteks dan situasi. Hal ini bertujuan meningkatkan kemahiran bertutur dan membekalkan maklumat yang tepat kepada murid terutama murid yang berada di peringkat awal persekolahan seperti murid tahun 1.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
  • Klasifikasi kata kerja tak ergatif dan kata kerja tak akusatif dalam
           Bahasa Melayu: Agentiviti dan penamat

    • Authors: Maslida Yusof, Mughni Murni Bustaman, Kartini Abd Wahab
      Pages: 61 - 80
      Abstract: Makalah ini bertujuan membincangkan sifat semantik kata kerja tak ergatif dan kata kerja tak akusatif bahasa Melayu. Berdasarkan Hipotesis Tak Akusatif, kata kerja tak transitif dibahagikan kepada kata kerja tak akusatif dan kata kerja tak ergatif.  Kedua-dua subkelas kata kerja tak transitif ini kelihatan sama pada tahap permukaan tetapi mempunyai representasi sintaksis yang berbeza. Dengan menggunakan analisis semantik yang berdasarkan klasifikasi kata kerja Aktionsart dalam teori Role and Reference Grammar (RRG), makalah ini akan memberi perhatian kepada konsep aspektual agentiviti dan penamat yang mewujudkan perbezaan antara kedua-dua kata kerja tersebut.  Klasifikasi kata kerja Aktionsart yang membahagikan kata kerja kepada kata kerja keadaan, aktiviti, penyempurnaan dan pencapaian membuktikan bahawa ciri agentiviti hanya terdapat dalam kata kerja aktiviti dan ciri penamat terdapat pada kata kerja keadaan, penyempurnaan dan pencapaian. Dari perspektif Aktionsart, apabila kata kerja tak transitif ialah proses (atau aktiviti) maka kata kerja ini dipetakan sebagai tak ergatif manakala apabila kata kerja ini bertitik penamat, maka ia direalisasikan sebagai tak akusatif.  Secara tidak langsung, makalah ini membuktikan penamat dan agentiviti mendasari perbezaan dalam subklasifikasi tak transitif secara merentas linguistik.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      DOI: 10.33736/ils.4095.2022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
  • Making sense of leadership and language styles of student leaders in a
           Malaysian public secondary school

    • Authors: Sharifah Syakila Syed Shaharuddin, Minah Harun
      Pages: 81 - 97
      Abstract: Language plays an essential role in everyday experiences, given that it can facilitate and maintain congenial relationships if it is used properly. Not much is known about how young student leaders make sense of their communicative acts with their peers, especially in the Malaysian context. The study investigated student leaders' sensemaking of leadership and language use in a public secondary school in Northern Malaysia. Their narratives were obtained through a qualitative study using focus groups and face-to-face in-depth interviews. The findings revealed several themes that explain the preferred spoken language styles among the student leaders in performing their responsibilities at school. The study demonstrated that appropriate language use should be part of the training of student leaders at school or leadership training curriculum for secondary school leaders nationwide. In that way, the student leaders will not only be exposed to proper language use in communicating leadership, but they will also be motivated to polish up and reflect on their language use for continuous self-development.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      DOI: 10.33736/ils.4377.2022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
  • Pepeling: What makes the epigraphs at the gravesites of Javanese Muslim
           saints linguistically unique from the perspectives of deathscapes'

    • Authors: SF. Luthfie Arguby Purnomo, Abdulloh Hadziq, Abd. Halim, Rustam Ibrahim, SF. Lukfianka Sanjaya Purnama, Lilik Untari
      Pages: 98 - 114
      Abstract: The gravesites of Javanese Muslim saints have signage called pepeling, epigraphs containing wise words from the deceased saints. This article attempts to elucidate the uniqueness of pepeling from deathscapes, linguistic landscapes specifically concerning lingual and non-lingual elements of mortality. We employed the theories of deathscapes by Maddrell and Sidaway (2010), the language of the cemetery by Deering (2010), wise quotes by DeFrank et al. (2019), and ethnic markers by Bell and Paegle (2021) to reveal the linguistic uniqueness of pepeling found from the gravesites of 21 Javanese Muslim saints. We found that pepeling was linguistically unique for three reasons. First, pepeling tends to contain a combination of Javanese or Indonesian ethnic markers with references to Islamic teaching. The presence of pegon, a Javanese expression written in an Arabic text, signifies this combination. Second, the places where pepeling are installed signify an implied lingual meaning. They encompass geographical area, cemetery complex, and pepeling’s directional positions. Third, pepeling tends to contain second viewpoint signifying the roles of the saints as a guide for the people even in their death. These findings may contribute to the fusion of gnomologia with deathscapes.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      DOI: 10.33736/ils.4786.2022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
  • Perbandingan imbuhan awalan kata kerja Bahasa Bajau Kota Belud dan Bajau

    • Authors: Saidatul Nornis Mahali, Mohd Afis Ismail
      Pages: 115 - 136
      Abstract: Makalah ini bertujuan mendeskripsi awalan kata kerja bahasa Bajau dari daerah Kota Belud dan Semporna, Sabah. Data diperoleh melalui temu bual tidak berstruktur. Kaedah temu bual secara bersemuka dan secara santai dilakukan sambil membuat rakaman terhadap semua aktiviti harian. Aktiviti harian tersebut melibatkan kegiatan ekonomi dan sosial para informan. Analisis menunjukkan terdapat pelbagai bentuk imbuhan dalam kedua-dua bahasa Bajau, namun imbuhan-imbuhan berkenaan memperlihatkan perbezaan ketara antara satu sama lain. Malah, dapatan juga memperlihatkan perbezaan dengan hasil kajian Omar (1983). Bagaimanapun, makalah ini hanya berfokus kepada imbuhan awalan kata kerja m(N) dalam bahasa Bajau Kota Belud yang mempunyai tiga alomorf, iaitu m-, n- dan ng-, dan imbuhan a(N) dalam bahasa Bajau Semporna yang juga memiliki tiga alomorf, iaitu an-, am- dan ang-. Kedua-dua imbuhan awalan tersebut boleh diimbuh dengan semua fonem vokal dan fonem konsonan /p, b, t, d, k, g, h, l, r, dan s/. Didapati juga bahawa imbuhan awalan dalam kedua-dua bahasa ini merupakan imbuhan yang sangat produktif dan boleh diimbuh dengan tiga jenis kata, iaitu kata nama, kata kerja dan kata adjektif.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      DOI: 10.33736/ils.4246.2022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
  • The integration of affective domains in French Language learning:
           Translating molière into Malay

    • Authors: Hazlina Abdul Halim
      Pages: 137 - 151
      Abstract: Translation is the communication of meaning by converting the source language to the target language. The discipline requires excellent mastery and control of both source and target language, as well as their affective values as in the cultures of both languages. As translation includes the high order thinking skills, the teaching of learning of translation is normally conducted using a traditional method. Hence, this research evaluates the effectiveness of theatre-based task in the learning of French-Malay translation. The respondents for the study were 54 French Language Studies students at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The translation theater project involves four phases, which are the translation of the Molière theater script Fourberries de Scapin to Malay, the selection of characters for the theater play, the management of the play, and the insertion of the script into the theater video. It was found that the theater task was well received by the respondents and effective as to enhance their team management skills (TS), creative thinking problem solving (CTPS), psychomotor (P6), communication skills (CS) as well as their cognitive skills (C5). Subsequently, the respondents reported putting their theoretical learning of the translation strategies into practice by performing the translation and the theater task.
      PubDate: 2022-11-27
      DOI: 10.33736/ils.4502.2022
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2022)
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