Contrasting Narrative Discourse Style in Thai-English Bilinguals

Contrasting Narrative Discourse Style in Thai-English Bilinguals

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This study aims to compare and contrast Thai and English narrative essays written by six Thai-English bilinguals to determine if there is any change in the textual coherence between L1 and L2 writings. Participants were asked to compose English and Thai narrative essays using a picture cue. The subjects wrote first in English and later in Thai with a three-week interval between writing sessions. The research focuses on aspects of syntactical structure as well as narrative discourse structures of L1 and L2 narrative essays created by male and female Thai advanced English writers.usually contain of moral lesson as endings from their parents or at schools. Therefore, when Thai writers write Thai narrative essays in which the subject matter is related to their personal experiences and beliefs, moral lessons which are aanbsp;...

Title:Contrasting Narrative Discourse Style in Thai-English Bilinguals
Author: Jet Saengngoen
Publisher:ProQuest - 2006

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