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The difficulty in detecting passive and stative forms in EST discourse

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dc.contributor.author Felahi Houda
dc.contributor.author Labed Nacif
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-23T10:29:02Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-23T10:29:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://depot.umc.edu.dz/handle/123456789/2784
dc.description 62 f.
dc.description.abstract This study is about investigating and stating the major difficulties that a foreign language student may face in differentiating the passive, more specifically the agentless passive, and the stative constructions, passive-like constructions, in an EST discourse. So it is hypothesized that the students will detect the two mentioned forms if they are aware of the occurrence of both forms in an EST discourse and their relation to the rhetorical functions. One experiment has been conducted in order to test the above hypothesis. The experiment is a test directed to a sample of thirty one first year Master students of English selected by simple random sampling from a population of about (180) in the English department. The students were asked to analyse a text taking into consideration the occurrence of the two forms mentioned above in relation to the rhetorical function of a given sentence. Moreover, they were asked to answer a set of questions which aim at knowing the students′ attitudes towards the different modules they have, more specifically their preferences and attendances to EST theory and practice courses and grammar courses, besides to their awareness (knowledge and noticing) of the tow forms. The results obtained show that the majority of the students may face problems in differentiating the two forms because of either their unawareness or inappropriate interpretation of the meaning expressed in a given sentence, or not paying full attention.
dc.format 31 cm
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Université Frères Mentouri - Constantine 1
dc.subject Langue Anglaise
dc.title The difficulty in detecting passive and stative forms in EST discourse
dc.title The case of 1st year Master students, University of Constantine
dc.type Thesis
dc.coverage Master 2 copies imprimées disponibles


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