(Posting tentang guru yang penurut kepada pembinanya dan diikuti oleh siswanya) Guru yang baik dan efektif adalah guru yang menurut kepada pembinanya—apalagi kalau pembinanya adalah orang yang mumpuni, cakap, berwawasan luas dalam bidangnya, dan tetap baik hati terus berbagi. Dengan begini tidak ada alasan untuk menentangnya. Maka tersebutlah seorang guru […]

Guru Penurut, Guru Diikut

(A posting on works on building blocks of language, creative language, or collocation; related link available here) As far as building blocks of language, creative language, or collocation are concerned, there are 5 papers I have presented, the mode being that the latest work presented builds on the previous one […]

Works on Building Blocks of Language, Creative Language, or Collocation

(A presentation paper originally; left as such; Powerpoint slides available here) I. Introduction There exist various aspects of students’ English which have been investigated: vocabulary, pronunciation, reading comprehension, etc. One aspect which is huge and which remains a good topic to research is their building blocks of language. Building blocks […]

Students’ ‘Creative Language’ in Action: To What Extent Is ...

(A posting on citing your own works or writings) Once there was this person who said that you can’t quote or cite your own works or papers in your other paper to present unless you are a doctor or a professor. According to guidelines given by APA (American Psychological Association), […]

Citing Your Own Works or Writings

(Posting tentang bahasa kreatif dan contoh (salah) kasus penggunaannya) Bahasa kreatif (creative language) yang berkontribusi kepada pembentukan kolokasi (collocations) atau frasa tetap (fixed phrases) memang bisa berarti bahasa yang kita kreasikan (create) sendiri pada tingkat frasa atau kalimat yang orang lain boleh jadi belum pernah buat atau sebutkan sebelumnya, tapi […]

Bahasa Kreatif dan Contoh (Salah) Kasus Aplikasinya

(An abstract of paper presented at an international conference) Obvious from their especially written language, one feature of students’ language production which goes unnoticed—let alone analyzed—is their so-called ‘creative language’ (after one human language characteristics put forward by Chomsky [1965 and 1966], i.e., the creative aspect of language). This is […]

Students’ ‘Creative Language’ in Action: To What Extent Is ...

(A posting on a topic presented at an international conference) Presenting ‘creative language’: The creative language mentioned here is what is formally and academically known as ‘collocation’, which is simply a group of words which belong together and which are accepted to be common and/or English-sounding as judged by native […]

‘Creative Language’