Tag Archives: Linguistic Forms

Stylistic Notes on ‘Banat Suad’: The Passive Participle and Verb (Published)

This research paper investigates Kaab Bin Zuhair’s poem ‘Banat Suad’, also known as Al-Burdah, highlighting the stylistic notes, especially the passive participle and verb, which can be regarded as an important model of research examination.  The repetition of these two stylistic notes seems to be a characteristic of his poem, wherein the previous stylistic notes were observed on the linguistic forms of the verses used throughout. As far as the semantic structure is concerned, it was found that the passive participle and verb  are much more associated with objects than subjects in the utterances used , an indicator of the emotive and psychological state controlling the poet who was threatened to be killed while the composition of the text.

Keywords: Linguistic Forms, Stylistics, passive participle, passive verb

A COMARATIVE STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF INPUT-AND OUPUT-BASED INSTRUCTION ON EFL ALGERIAN LEARNERS’ GRAMMAR PERFORMANCE (Published)

This study investigated the effect of input- and output-based instruction on EFL Algerian learners’ grammar performance .The treatment conditions were implemented with thirty-eight young adult EFL learners in two intact classes from the English Department. The two groups were randomly assigned to one input-only group (n =19), and one input-plus-output group (n = 19). The input-only group was given comprehension practice only. The input-plus-output group was given both comprehension and production practice. A pretest/treatment/post-test design and comprehension and production tasks were used as both the pre- and post-tests. Descriptive statistics indicated that the second group outperformed the first group.However, the statistical analysis (Anova) revealed that the instructional effect did not amount to statistically significant learning gains.

Keywords: Input comprehension, Linguistic Forms, Output practice