Discernment of Pitfalls in Understanding Finite and Non-Finite Verb Structures by English Language Learners

https://doi.org/10.32996/jhsss.2021.3.5.5

Authors

  • Muhammad Ali Shahid Principal, the Hope College of Science & Management, Sillanwali, Pakistan
  • Anser Mahmood HOD, English Literature and Linguistics the University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Sargodha
  • Rana Muhammad Basharat Saeed Scholar, the University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus
  • Muhammad Shaffaqat Scholar, the University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus
  • Gulshan Naz Scholar, the University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus

Keywords:

Finite and Non-Finite Verb Structures, Linguistic Morphology, Syntactic Functions, Sentential Semantics, Linguistic Competence Level, McNemar Test Process, Paired Samples T-test, and APA 6th Edition

Abstract

The current study was conducted to investigate the "Discernment of Pitfalls in Understanding Finite and Non-Finite Verb Structures by English Language Learners." Data was collected for this purpose from 200 English Language Learners of Intermediate Level at the Hope College of Science & Management, Garden Town Sillanwali, Sargodha Division, Punjab (Pakistan). To achieve the research objectives, the variables were interpreted using three theories: "Linguistic Morphology (Bauer, 2003)," "Syntactic Functions (Jong-Bok Kim and Peter Sells, 2007)," and "The Principle of Semantic Compositionality (Gottlob Frege, 1953)." An experimental approach was used to collect quantitative primary data, with McNemar Test Conduction in two stages: Pre-Test and Post-Test. Convenience sampling techniques were used to collect data. A six-week treatment was carried out to determine the range between two extreme Tests. The mean difference in linguistic competence was 64.69434. P-Values (Probability Values) 000 demonstrated that the Null hypothesis was rejected and the Alternate Hypothesis was accepted. It meant that the English Language Learners did exceptionally well following the teaching intervention. IBM SPSS Statistics was used to analyze the data. The entire project was formatted in APA (American Psychological Association) Sixth Edition formatting style.

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Published

2021-05-26

How to Cite

Shahid, M. A. ., Mahmood, A. ., Saeed, R. M. B. ., Shaffaqat, M. ., & Naz, G. . (2021). Discernment of Pitfalls in Understanding Finite and Non-Finite Verb Structures by English Language Learners. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 3(5), 36-43. https://doi.org/10.32996/jhsss.2021.3.5.5