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|Title||The Role of Mother Tongue in Reception and Production of Collocations by English Majors at the Palestinian Universities|
The study aimed to investigate the role of mother tongue in reception and production of collocations by Palestinian English majors at the Palestinian universities. To achieve this aim, the researcher adopted the descriptive analytical approach. The sample of the study consisted of (280) participants: in which (104) male and (176) female . The researcher used three instruments to achieve the aim of the study. The first instrument was the receptive test which consisted of (30) items and the second instrument was the productive test which also consisted of (30) items. The third instrument was the written interview which was designed to measure the participants' level of exposure to language. The collected data were analyzed and treated statistically through the use of (SPSS) by using T- test, One Way ANOVA. And Scheffe Post test was also used to identify the direction of the differences. The findings indicated that there were statistically significant differences between congruent and non-congruent collocations in favor of the congruent collocations and this indicated that the mother tongue played a significant role in reception and production of collocations. The findings showed that there were statistically significant differences in reception and production of collocations in favor of the receptive knowledge. Moreover, there were statistically significant differences between reception and production of collocations due to gender and university in favor of female Participants and the Islamic university of Gaza. In the light of those findings, the study recommended the necessity of shedding more light on the Non-congruent collocations because of their difficulty in the acquisition and the adjective-noun collocations must be treated in different ways to make the student receive and produce them easily. The focus should be more on the productive knowledge because the participants met more difficulty in producing collocations than receiving them. It was also suggested that further researches should be conducted in using other lexical categories of collocations and other researches must be conducted in more ESL environments and finally, researches should be particularly conducted in the productive knowledge of collocations.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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