Flora, Flora and Patuan Raja, Patuan and Muhammad Sukirlan, Sukirlan (2021) EXPLORING FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNERS’ PERCEPTIONS DURING THE NEGOTIATION OF MEANING: UNFOCUSED TASK AND FOCUSED TASK. International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, 10 (2). pp. 185-201. ISSN ISSN(e): 2306-0646 ISSN(p): 2306-9910


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ABSTRACT The main objective of this study is to explore how students of the EnglishEducation Study Program at the Faculty of Education of the University of Lampung, Indonesia perceivelearning,involving an unfocused taskand focused task.The participants of this study weregrouped in 3pairs; high-high(H-H), high-low(H-L)and low-low(L-L)pairs.In the unfocused task, each pair was given a topic. They selected 5 from 24 available personality traits with a reason for each. While in the focused task, the discussed topics were the linguistic problems (grammar and vocabulary) coming up during the unfocused task.An adapted open-ended interview method aimed at measuring perceptions of unfocused and focused tasks served as the research instrument. The results revealed several facts about the twotasks including that the unfocused task was enjoyable to all the three types of pairs, but they failedto get input for the good of the development of their language qualitybecause during the negotiation of meaning they focused more on meaning. Secondly, the focusedtask was enjoyable to H-H and H-Lpairs for different reasons, and too difficult and stressful for the L-L pair.In other words, focusedtask was not appropriate for L-L pair. It is recommended that further studies involving more categories should investigate this field further. KeywordsFocused taskLanguage qualityNegotiation of meaningPerceptiontypes of pairsUnfocused task.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP) > Prodi Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: FLORA
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 01:05
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2021 01:05
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/31760

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