DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/kata.6.2.75-90

(RE) CONSTRUCTING GENDER IN A NEW VOICE: THE ROLE OF GENDER IDENTITY IN SLA, THE CASE OF MALAYSIA

Karen Kow Yip Cheng

Abstract


This study is a qualitative study of Malaysian children aged between four and six years engaged in a story-telling task. The question posed in this piece of research then: Is the role played by gender in SLA? If it does play a role, what then is the nature of this role? The path taken by this study is to analyze discourse in story-telling.

Keywords


story-telling, children, Malaysian, reading, gender, Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9744/kata.6.2.75-90



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