Browsing GSLC: Dissertations by Issue Date
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The effect of computer assisted pronunciation learning program on Thai college students' pronunciation performance and autonomous learning capacity (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014);
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the computer assisted pronunciation learning (CAPL) program on Thai college students’ English pronunciation performance and autonomous learning capacity. Some quantitative and qualitative techniques were applied. Forty nine Srinakharinwirot university students who enrolled in English Phonetics were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Students in the experimental group studied pronunciation by the integration of the traditional teaching style and the CAPL program, ...
An investigation into the perceptions of Thai international tertiary students towards the outward ethnic looking appearance of their EFL teachers in Thailand (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016);
English Language Teaching is a field of research with a vast body of knowledge which has cultivated a plethora of related subjects of interest such as: ELF, World Englishes, Native-ness, ESL/EFLetc… However one topic which can still benefit from more research in ELT is the perception of the language students about their teachers and how it pertains to their outward appearance, ethnicity and teachers’ competency. The thesis will explore these attitudes in the context of Thailand in order to confirm to debunk their accuracy.
(National Institute of Development Administration, 2016);
Though a number of studies reveal different discursive techniques used by politicians during live interviews, few has been conducted in Thai political contexts. This study examines patterns of answering developed by the Thai politicians to respond to different types of questions in broadcast news interviews during an electoral campaign for Bangkok governor in 2013. With an application of conversation analysis (CA), this study also reveals the relationship between the interviewer (IR) and the interviewees’ (IEs) discursive and cooperative ...
A comparative corpus-based study of nursing and language teaching research articles: a multidimensional analysis (National Institute of Development Administration, 2016);
This paper presents the results of multidimensional analyses investigating patterns of linguistic features in Nursing Research Article Corpus (NURAC) and Language Teaching Research Article Corpus (LTRAC). The findings showed the nursing research articles contained four stylistic patterns and communicative functions. They are Evaluative Stance Focused, Established Knowledge Focused, Claim Focused, and Intention Focused. The language teaching research articles contained six stylistic patterns and communicative functions. They are Persuasion Focused, ...
Thai elf learners' and teachers' perceptions toward intercultural communicative competence: its roles and possibilities for integration into Thai elf classrooms (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
In light of the growing volume of communication between people from different cultural backgrounds around the globe at present, this mixed methods study aims to investigate how Thai learners and teachers of English understand and perceive the role of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in their English language learning and teaching, respectively.
Development discourses in the context of mekong hydropower development: a critical discourse analysis (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
The study investigates the notions of “development” in the context of Mekong Hydropower Development. Through the lens of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), the study aims to examine 1) What are the notions of Development constituted in the context of Mekong hydropower dams found in the news articles? 2) What are the discursive strategies employed to establish the notions of development in such context? 3) What are contending discourses generated under development discourses in such context? 108 extracts of news related to Mekong hydropower ...
Contentious identities of the mekong karaoke girls: a nexus analysis of social actions and a critical discourse analysis of ideologies (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017);
This dissertation examines the social actions and discourses of the Mekong karaoke girls focusing on contentious Identity construction and ideologies within the liminality of the Mekong border karaoke bars and Khong Chiam community settings. The study triangulates Critical Discourse Analysis and Nexus Analysis. The first trajectory of nexus analysis, historical body is supported with bodily capital concept; the second trajectory of interaction order is relied on Goffman concept of situated activity system, and the third trajectory is analyzed ...
Using metacognition training in improving business writing: a case study of efl tertiary students in Thailand (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018);
This study applied a mixed research approach to investigate the extent to which metacognition training could develop students’ writing skills. The student participants were a group of third-year university students majoring in Business English, Faculty of Arts who enrolled in the Business Communication in English II course. They were grouped into experimental and control groups. For the experimental group, the metacognition training was conducted as an intervention in teaching business writing. The pretest and posttest writing scores of ...
Dialectic of friendship: discourse analysis of communication and relationship between superman and batman in superhero comics (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020);
This study conducted a 2-stage analysis of dialectics in a discourse of a seemingly antagonistic superhero partnership between Superman (Clark Kent) and Batman (Bruce Wayne) while aiming to expand upon our understanding of dialectical relationships, American friendship, masculine-heroism ethics, and the evolution of society. Firstly, the study used Quantitative Content Analysis (CA) in corroboration with William Rawlins’s Dialectical theory of Friendship (DTF), to extract themes and patterns shown in communications between the protagonists. Then, ...