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Chaka, Chaka; Booi-Ncetani, Nada N. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Poor levels of English first additional language (EFAL) reading comprehension amongst school learners at most public schools in South Africa are a great concern. In fact, for learning to be successful and effective, learners need to be able to read well in EFAL. This is more so as EFAL serves as a language of learning and teaching (LOLT) for most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 10, English (Second Language), Secondary School Students
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Chaka, Chaka; Mphahlele, Mampa L.; Mann, Charles C. – Reading & Writing: Journal of the Reading Association of South Africa, 2015
Employing an explanatory design, this study set out to investigate the morphosyntacticstructures of the SMS language of Communication English I students, and the types of SMSlanguage features used in their written work at a university of technology in South Africa. Thestudy randomly sampled 90 undergraduate students (M = 40; F = 50) enrolled for a…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Language Usage, Morphology (Languages), Syntax