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IMPROVING VOCABULARY THROUGH AFFIXES AT SECONDARY LEVEL

Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6, 728 - 732, 18.12.2016
https://doi.org/10.18769/ijasos.280376

Abstract

English is being used all over the world as an international language. It has become a Lingua Franca and a language of greater opportunities. It also enjoys a supreme status in society. Its sound knowledge is a successful passport for any job. For learning any language, both the oral and written skills are of equal importance. In fact, learning a second language is never easy. Learners have to wrestle with new vocabulary, rules of grammar, pronunciation and more. In learning a second language, vocabulary is the most paramount part. It is the soul and essence of a language. It is also first and leading stair in a language acquisition. Its knowledge plays an important role in almost all areas of language. So, the whole process of learning a language depends on learning its vocabulary. The current study evaluates the ways to improve vocabulary through affixes at secondary level. It was an experimental type of research. Three hundred and sixty students (180 males and 180 females) from two Govt. High schools in district Bahawalpur participated in this study. Experimental research with pretest posttest design was used. The data were collected through tests. The findings of the study revealed a significant improvement in vocabulary using affixes. It is recommended that quizzes, exercises and tests for affixes should be used to enhance the vocabulary among students. The conclusion with suggestions was also summed up at the end of the study.

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Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6, 728 - 732, 18.12.2016
https://doi.org/10.18769/ijasos.280376

Abstract

References

  • Aitchison, J. (2003). Words in the mind. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Chen, W. W. (2003). Current Trends of Vocabulary Teaching and Learning Strategies for EFL Settings. Journal of Feng Chia University, 7, 187-224.
  • Cohen, A. D. (1990). Language learning. Insights for learners, teachers and researcher. Boston, Mass.: Heinle and Heinle Publishers. Collins Co build Dictionary. Great Britain: Richard Clay Ltd.
  • Cohen, A. D. (2000). Strategies in learning and using a second language. Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
  • Ellis, R. (1997). Second language acquisition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Online).
  • Ellis, N. C. (1994). Vocabulary acquisition: Psychological perspectives and pedagogical implications. The Language Teacher, 19(2), 12-16.
  • Gruber, G. (1986). Essential guide to test taking for kids, grades 6, 7, 8, & 9. Collins: New York City.
  • Nemati, A. B. (2008). Vocabulary retention technique through an organized learning scheme. Indian Linguistics, 69(1-4), 289-296.
  • O’malley, J. M., & Chamot, A. U. (1990). Learning strategies in second language acquisition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pitman, W. (2003). Building Vocabulary through Prefixes, Roots and Suffixes. The Internet TESL Journal, IX (7). http://iteslj.org/
  • Schmitt, N. (2000). Vocabulary in language teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Muhammad Safdar Bhatti This is me

Pakistan


Asif Iqbal This is me

Pakistan


Zahida Javed This is me

Pakistan

Publication Date December 18, 2016
Application Date December 22, 2016
Acceptance Date
Published in Issue Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 6

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EndNote %0 IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences IMPROVING VOCABULARY THROUGH AFFIXES AT SECONDARY LEVEL %A Muhammad Safdar Bhatti , Asif Iqbal , Zahida Javed %T IMPROVING VOCABULARY THROUGH AFFIXES AT SECONDARY LEVEL %D 2016 %J IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences %P 2411-183X-2411-183X %V 2 %N 6 %R doi: 10.18769/ijasos.280376 %U 10.18769/ijasos.280376

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