THE USE OF FORMULAIC EXPRESSIONS IN EFL STUDENTS’ INTERACTIONS (The Case of the Second Semester Students of English Study Program in Timor State University in Academic Year 2013/2014)

Hesni Neno, 2003512034 (2016) THE USE OF FORMULAIC EXPRESSIONS IN EFL STUDENTS’ INTERACTIONS (The Case of the Second Semester Students of English Study Program in Timor State University in Academic Year 2013/2014). Masters thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    Formulaic expressions are very important for EFL students to sound natural and fluent in speaking English. It is equally important to grammar and socioculture learning. If the students are really aware of this matter it can help increase their speaking ability. This study aims at describing types of formulaic expression and the most frequent types used by EFL students, describing students’ problems when using formulaic expressions, and their strategies to cope with communicative demands. This study was a conversation analysis which used descriptive qualitative approach. The research subjects were nine students from English Study Program in Timor State University in Kefamenanu, East Nusa Tenggara Province, who were divided into three groups consisting of three students each. The data were obtained by recording their interactions for one hour long each group. The video-recordings were transcribed. Besides, the video-recordings were observed as well as two speaking materials used by the teacher when teaching Speaking 1 and Speaking 2. After all data were collected they were classified, analysed based on Biber et al’s (1999) framework, and described qualitatively. This study shows that there are five types of formulaic expressions used by the students in their interactions. They are collocations, lexical bundles, inserts, idioms, and binomial expressions. The most common types revealed are collocations and lexical bundles since the students are more familiar with literal meanings instead of idiomatic ones. However, there were many unnatural expressions in their interactions therefore formulaic expressions have to get more attention in teaching instruction

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Fakultas: Pasca Sarjana > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, S2
    Depositing User: A.Md Angga Rizky Purwandra
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 08:25
    Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 08:25

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