The effect of morphemic analysis instruction on ESL secondary school students’ vocabulary development

Varatharajoo, C. and Asmawi, A. and Rengasamy, S. and Sukumaran, S.D. and Sia Seng Lee, W.A. and Raju, S. and Ahmad, Z. (2014) The effect of morphemic analysis instruction on ESL secondary school students’ vocabulary development. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Kurikulum Dan Teknologi Pengajaran, 21 Mac 2014, University of Malaya.

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of explicit teaching of morphemic analysis on vocabulary development among ESL low proficiency secondary school students. As the research states that morphology knowledge is vital for decoding complex words, an increase in vocabulary learning was predicted. Learners’ morphology knowledge in this study was assessed based on analytic word formation after the morphemic analysis intervention. The Morpheme Identification Test adapted from Carlisle (2000) was employed to measure the students’ ability to decode morphemic units in English complex words. The paired sample test was employed to report the results of the study.The result showed a higher score on the post test and students have better morphemic decoding skills after the morphemic analysis intervention.Thus, the study points to the benefits of morphemic analysis instruction on students’ vocabulary development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 01:05
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 01:05
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13163

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