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Title: Linguistic difficulties faced by secondary four express stream pupils in their oral communication in Tamil
Authors: Kalaimani Retnasamy
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Education::Language and education
Issue Date: 1997
Abstract: In 1987, Mr. K Ramiah of the NIE did a dissertation that analyzed the linguistic difficulties encountered by secondary four Tamil pupils in their Tamil compositions. While his research focused on the written aspect of the Tamil language, my objective is to identify the linguistic difficulties faced by secondary level pupils in their oral communication. It is hoped that both researches will complement each other to give a total view of the linguistic situation of our secondary level pupils. The areas investigated include fluency, pronunciation, morphology, morpho phonemics, syntax, and vocabulary Moreover, interference from other languages such as English, Malay, Chinese and other Indian mother tongues were looked into. The oral skills tested were divided into four parts, i.e. Reading, Narration, Picture-cued Description and Interview. Pupils were given a passage to read, a topic to narrate, a picture to describe, and they also role-played an interview with the researcher
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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