Usage and attitude towards spoken English : A Preliminary survey

Azlina, Bt Haji Arshad. (1997) Usage and attitude towards spoken English : A Preliminary survey. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to find out the UNIMAS Malay undergraduates' usage and attitudes towards spoken English; and the problems they encountered when using English in specific language situations that lead to infrequent use of spoken English. The respondents were one hundred Malay Undergraduates from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. The instrument used in this study is a questionnaire. Data were analyzed using percentage. The results indicated that the Malay undergraduates who speak English at home use English more frequently in their daily communication. Majority of the Malay undergraduates have positive attitudes towards spoken English. However, low confidence in their own ability and a sense of unease, especially when engaging in spontaneous speech leads to the infrequent use of spoken English. Thus, Malay undergraduates need to gain intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, to encourage them to communicate frequently in spoken English.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 1997
Uncontrolled Keywords: English language, Spoken English, Particles, malay, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Language Studies (rebranded to FLSCS in 2015)
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 00:56
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 00:56
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/17622

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