An Investigation into the Phenomenon of Morphological Conversion in Current Textbooks of English and Vietnamese Literature for High Schools

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54855/ijte.22238

Keywords:

Conversion, teaching, English, Vietnamese, Literature

Abstract

Conversion is a common phenomenon in both languages which are English and Vietnamese, especially in terms of morphology. The study investigates the phenomenon of morphological conversion in current English and Vietnamese Literature textbooks for High schools. Based on those survey results, the authors analyzed the similarities and differences of this phenomenon between the two disciplines to propose appropriate teaching methods when encountering it in the teaching process. The research used the inductive method to synthesize theories from available data about the phenomenon of conversion and the survey approach to analyze the conversion phenomenon density in the English and Vietnamese Literature books statistically at the high school level. Finally, the comparative method was used to point out the similarities and differences between the above phenomena in the textbooks of the two subjects. From the collected data, this study showed that the phenomenon of conversion in the textbooks of English and Literature has occurred. Through the research paper, the authors would like to give some notes and suggestions on appropriate teaching methods for high school teachers when encountering this phenomenon in the teaching process.

Author Biographies

Pham Thanh Hoai, Department of Foreign Languages

Pham Thanh Hoai is a student in an English teaching major at the Department of Foreign Languages at Saigon University. Pham won a championship in a contest “Pedagogy Expertise”. Under the guidance of the lecturer, Truong Van Anh, M.A., Pham found interest in the phenomenon of morphological conversion and conducted a paper to investigate the phenomenon in current textbooks of English and Vietnamese Literature for High schools.

Nguyen Xuan Minh Hai, Department of Foreign Languages

As Vietnamese juniors at the Department of Foreign Languages at Saigon University,  Nguyen Xuan Minh Hai is a student in an English teaching major who won a championship in a contest “Pedagogy Expertise”. Under the guidance of the lecturer, Truong Van Anh, M.A., he found his interest in the phenomenon of morphological conversion and conducted a paper to investigate the phenomenon in current textbooks of English and Vietnamese Literature for High schools.

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17-06-2022

How to Cite

Pham, T. H., & Nguyen, X. M. H. (2022). An Investigation into the Phenomenon of Morphological Conversion in Current Textbooks of English and Vietnamese Literature for High Schools. International Journal of TESOL & Education, 2(3), 114–132. https://doi.org/10.54855/ijte.22238