Paper on Code Switching in the Legal Writings of Saudi Students

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Running Head: RESEARCHResearch Proposal TitleCode Switching in the Legal Writings of Saudi Students and Native-Speakers of English Students at an Academic Level: an Investigation ofCohesionThe Investigator1
RESEARCH PROPOSAL2ABSTRACTEvery country has its own language and people residing there use the same forcommunicating with each other. The communicating parties should be given with a chance toexpress themselves in any way possible for increasing efficiency of communication process.Many Saudi students learning in United States are not native speakers of the Englishlanguage. Some of them have a little understanding of English language even though it is thelanguage used in class by teachers and other students. In legal writings, these students getmassive challenges because they are expected to express theirarguments in a language ofwhich they do not have enough knowledge.. Learning English language is important, but it'snot fair to judge the students in the same way native English language speakers are judged inlegal writings. This paper will start by looking at how immersion has been operationalized inlegal writing scholarship and practice and contrast to this a similar model from appliedlinguistics. It will consider how the settings in which this form of immersion is best to vary incritical routes from a law school setting. Finally, it will analyse different ways that students'utilization of their first language can fill in as an asset for second language learning, and alsooffer solid proposals and contemplations for education.
RESEARCH PROPOSAL3TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION...............................................................................................1Background of the study........................................................................................................1Statement of the problem.......................................................................................................1Question of the study.............................................................................................................2Aim and objectives.................................................................................................................2Scope of the study..................................................................................................................3CHAPTER II: LITERATURE REVIEW...................................................................................3Language and Social Interaction............................................................................................4Rethinking Immersion in the Legal Writing Classroom........................................................4CHAPTER III: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY.....................................................................6Study design...........................................................................................................................7Strategies and philosophies....................................................................................................7Sample....................................................................................................................................8Data collection and instruments.............................................................................................8Data analysis..........................................................................................................................9CHAPTER IV: SUMMARY....................................................................................................12REFERENCES.........................................................................................................................13
Running Head: RESEARCHCHAPTER I: INTRODUCTIONBackground of the studySaudi students inAustraliaare having a hard time when expressing themselves inclass or even in court for law students. They have been graded on the same matrix as ofAustralianstudents who are native English speakers. This is not fair to the Saudi studentswho learn English as a second language. The study will be carried out inAustraliaas well asin Saudi Arabia. Saudi students who are learning inAustralia, most of them are studying lawthat will be involved in the investigation. Saudi students taking online classes inAustralianUniversitieswill also be interviewed on the same matter.Statement of the problemLecturers and students love to communicate fluently with each other for betterunderstanding. In the recent times, Saudi students find it hard to express themselves in courtbecause they don’t use English as their first language.Moreover, majority of Saudi studentslearning in Australia are not comfortable with English language due to lack of fluencyregarding the same. This is one of the main causes due to which Saudi students in Australiaface issues in relation to understand language used by teachers and other students(Australians). Further, in Australia, Saudi students also face problem in presenting theirargument in English because they are not well-versed in it. Hence, main focus of the study isto highlight unfair aspects that take place with Saudi students with respect to language. Now,emphasis is placed by lecturers on judging legal writing of both Australian and Saudi studentsin a same way which in turn recognised as unfair.From previous studies, it has assessed thatlanguage is one of the main cultural aspects or barrier which in turn closely influencesinternational students. However, in the former studies, scholar failed to highlight the1
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