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dc.contributor.author Mhundwa, P.H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T09:13:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T09:13:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Mhundwa, P.H. (2010) A study of students' metalinguistic competence and its probable effect in the Cambridge School Certificate Final Examinations, Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, Vol. 20, pp. 11-23 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1816-7659
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/1045
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which students' understanding of key words in examination questions might influence their performance as illustrated by the number of subjects in which they obtain pass grdades in the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate Examination (COSCE). The term used to refer to key words in this study is metalinguistic. It is a term that means more than what Kemp (2006, p.1) refers to words or phrases that re used to describe language as an object of study. Procedurelly, questions were designed to assess students' understanding of metalinguistic terms. The percentage scores of the metalinguistic tests were calculated and then compared with the number of 'O' level passes obtained by students to determine whether high scores in the metalanguage tests were comparable to the number of 'O' level passes obtained by the reserch subjects. It was discovered that high metalinguistic test scores were asssociated with greater 'O' level passes and low scores, with fewer 'O'level passes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Marang: Journal of Language and Literature, http://www.ajol.info/index.php/marang en_US
dc.subject metalinguistic awareness en_US
dc.subject linguistics metalanguage en_US
dc.subject metalinguistic incompetence en_US
dc.subject metalinguistic competence variable en_US
dc.subject idealization en_US
dc.subject metalinguistic score en_US
dc.title A study of students' metalinguistic competence and its probable effect in the Cambridge School Certificate Final Examinations en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link http://www.ajol.info/index.php/marang/article/view/56816 en_US


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