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Learning Collocations in Southern Thailand


On 27 November, Rungroj Chorbwhan gave a FASS seminar entitled 'Patani Malay & Southern Thai Speakers’ Problems and Learning Strategies in Acquring English Collocations'.

Learners of English in Thailand tend to have problems with collocations such as the following:


It was hypothesized that speakers of Southern Thai would have more problems than those whose first language is Pattani Malay.

However, in a study of 39 speakers of Southern Thai and 39 of Pattani Malay, it was found that there was no difference in collocational problems for these two groups of students.