DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16922

Published:

2021-12-12

Issue:

Vol. 24 No. 1 (2022): January-June

Section:

Research Articles

Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL

A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Percepciones acerca de la movilidad adverbial en la enseñanza del inglés para hablantes de otros idiomas

Authors

Keywords:

adverbs, adverbial mobility, lexical approach, teacher perspectives, TESOL (en).

Keywords:

adverbios, movilidad adverbial, enfoque léxico, perspectivas de los profesores, TESOL (es).

Abstract (en)

This study examined the perceptions of teachers of English on adverbial mobility in order to determine how far it would be accurate to claim that adverbs are mobile. The researcher adopted the Lexical Approach, an alternative to traditional grammar-based foreign language teaching methodologies, as the framework for the study. The reliability of the study was demonstrated with a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0,83. The study approach was quasi-scientific, as the researcher administered a questionnaire on 50 respondents who are all English language teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The data obtained were analyzed using Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient. The summary of the responses contrasts the more general perception of adverbs and adverbial groups as a highly mobile category that may be put in any sentential positions without altering meaning. Based on the opinion of a majority of the respondents in the study, the researcher concluded that they perceived adverbs as restrictively mobile and agreed that mobility presents challenges to their students’ use of adverbs. The study recommended, among other things, that teachers of English in TESOL contexts should incorporate the Lexical Approach in teaching adverbs and communication skills because the methodology enhances oral and written fluency as well as grammaticality.

Abstract (es)

Este estudio examinó las percepciones de los profesores de inglés sobre la movilidad adverbial con el fin de determinar hasta qué punto sería preciso afirmar que los adverbios son móviles. El investigador adoptó el Enfoque Lexical, una alternativa a las metodologías tradicionales de enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras basadas en gramática, como marco para el estudio. La confiabilidad del estudio fue demostrado por un valor del alfa de Cronbach de 0,83. El enfoque del estudio fue casi científico, ya que el investigador administró un cuestionario a 50 encuestados que son todos profesores de inglés en Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Los datos obtenidos fueron analizados utilizando el Coeficiente de Correlación de Rango de Spearman. El resumen de las respuestas contrasta la percepción más general de los adverbios y los grupos adverbiales como una categoría altamente móvil que puede colocarse en cualquier posición de la oración sin alterar el significado. Basándose en la opinión de la mayoría de los encuestados en el estudio, el investigador concluyó que percibían los adverbios como restrictivamente móviles y coincidió en que la movilidad presenta desafíos respecto al uso de adverbios por parte de sus estudiantes. El estudio recomendó, entre otras cosas, que los profesores de inglés en contextos TESOL incorporaran el Enfoque Lexical en la enseñanza de adverbios y habilidades de comunicación porque la metodología mejora la fluidez oral y escrita, así como la gramaticalidad.

Author Biography

Joseph Onyema Ahaotu, Department of English Studies, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria,

University of Port Harcourt,

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8198-3747

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Ahaotu, J. O. (2021). Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 24(1). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16922

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Ahaotu, J.O. 2021. Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 24, 1 (Dec. 2021). DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16922.

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Ahaotu, J. O. Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2021, 24.

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AHAOTU, J. O. Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], v. 24, n. 1, 2021. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.16922. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/16922. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2022.

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Ahaotu, Joseph Onyema. 2021. “Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 24 (1). https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.16922.

Harvard

Ahaotu, J. O. (2021) “Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 24(1). doi: 10.14483/22487085.16922.

IEEE

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J. O. Ahaotu, “Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, vol. 24, no. 1, Dec. 2021.

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Ahaotu, J. O. “Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol. 24, no. 1, Dec. 2021, doi:10.14483/22487085.16922.

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Ahaotu, Joseph Onyema. “Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 24, no. 1 (December 12, 2021). Accessed January 20, 2022. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/16922.

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Ahaotu JO. Perceptions on Adverbial Mobility in TESOL: A Survey of English Language Teachers in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2021Dec.12 [cited 2022Jan.20];24(1). Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/16922

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