Application of Morphological Typology and English Affixation Instruction

Abstract

This study aims at investigating the effects of application of morphological typology into the instruction of English Affixation instruction for English major students. It focuses on their performance in terms of analytic sense that indicates their knowledge for merits of English inflectional morphemes namely; the meaning of affixes, numbers of affixes in the made-up words, syntactic categories of it and its base, and of English derivational morphemes namely; the meaning of affixes in the made-up words, numbers of morphemes, syntactic categories of it and its base, and pronunciation of stress pattern in the made-up words. The findings of the study reveal that there was a significant and varied difference in the test scores of the control group and the experimental group. The results could be discussed in two perspectives. The first one is the effectiveness of how application morphological typology could foster in the instruction of English affixation. The second one is the importance of deficiency that is required for other applications to be used in the instruction of English affixation.



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Rathapol Thongtaeng, Uttaradit Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ACLL2015
Stream: Language education

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