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Misselection errors in Malay writing among French students


Abdul Halim, Hazlina and Ang, Lay Hoon and Majtanova, Miroslava and Mansor, Nor Shahila (2015) Misselection errors in Malay writing among French students. In: 5th Malaysia International Conference on Foreign Languages (MICFL 2015), 2-3 Dec. 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (pp. 255-266).


This study aims to analyse misselection errors made by French students in their learning Malay as a foreign language with regard to the writing skills. The study utilized quantitative and qualitative method of data collection, by applying the definition of misselection errors by Dulay, Burt & Krashen (1982). A total of 10 French respondents participated in this study. The task consisted of the administration of the four writing task by the respondents. The study discovered the most dominant error produced by French students in their Malay written tasks were misselection on lexis (52%), misselection error on affix/ suffix (16%) and misselection errors on the phrases (11%). As a result of this preliminary study, it is hoped that learners can acquire a better understanding of the Malay language; and future study can help classify the errors that learners made and how they could overcome them.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Keywords: Misselection errors; French learners; Malay as a foreign language; Written tasks
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 03:45
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 03:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/60262
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