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Grammatical gender misselection and related errors in French writing by Malaysian students


Abdul Halim, Hazlina and Abd Rahim, Normaliza and Abdul Jabar, Mohd Azidan and Abdul Aziz, Adi Yasran (2011) Grammatical gender misselection and related errors in French writing by Malaysian students. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 19 (1). pp. 173-181. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


This study aimed to identify grammatical gender misselection errors made by Malaysian students in learning French as a foreign language with regard to writing skills. The study utilized quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection. Data analysis was done by applying the definition of misselection errors by Dulay, Burt and Krashen (1982). A total of 40 subjects participated in this study after 100 hours of learning French. The task consisted of writing two short essays by the subjects, in which they contained different elements of grammatical gender. The results showed that students made misselection errors of French prepositions, verbs, adjectives, articles, and lexis.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Misselection errors; Writing; French as a foreign language; Grammatical gender
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 09:11
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 07:38
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/24335
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