Radzuwan Ab Rashid

Radzuwan Ab Rashid
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin | UniSZA | unisza · Faculty of Languages and Communication

Doctor of Education

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Introduction
Assoc. Prof.Dr. Radzuwan Ab Rashid is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Languages and Communication, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin | UniSZA, Malaysia. His research focuses on Sociocybernetics, Discourse Analysis, Language Education, and Educational Technology.
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July 2010 - present
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin | UniSZA
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Traditional syntactic approaches do not offer a plausible explanation regarding the use of the Arabic preposition " alā" with abstract nouns or states. This article adopts a corpus-based approach to investigate the semantic classification of the preposition " alā" in the Quran from a cognitive linguistic perspective. Conceptual metaphor theory (her...
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When the teachers’ training practicum was paralyzed during the COVID-19 pandemic, preservice teachers in Malaysia were required to adapt to the online practicum. This qualitative case study was conducted with 20 preservice teachers to investigate their online teaching practicum experiences. The study drew on the Engagement Theory and Disaster Manag...
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With the current uncertainties of future employment and Malaysian poor literacy rates, effective reading activities, which embed creative thinking, must be reconsidered in teaching and learning. While studies on creative thinking and assessment are available, none considered graphic stories as an assessment of creativity. Based on two short stories...
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With a great emphasis on understanding teacher satisfaction in designing and improving professional development programs (PDPs), this study investigated the intrinsic and extrinsic aspects of satisfaction among Malaysian English as a Second Language (ESL) primary school teachers after finishing their first-degree program. A mixed-methods design was...
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This phenomenological study investigated educators’ lived experiences of teaching online in higher institutions in Malaysia. Data, which was generated through semi-structured interviews with 20 lecturers from three universities in the country, was analysed based on the thematic analysis approach guided by the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content...
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This research examines the complex interplay of religiosity, sexuality, and infidelity. We adopted a case study approach in this research, and discourse was made central to the analysis. There were two participants; both identified as homosexuals. One participant, Fahrin, is married while the other, Muzz, is divorced at the time of the interview. T...
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This study is a linguistic ethnographic investigation of teacher identities in an English for Medical Purposes (EMP) classroom at one of the medical colleges in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the discursive shifts of teacher identities in his classroom interactions. An eclectic qualitative methodology that incorporated principles of Lin...
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Past studies have investigated metaphoric correlations between time and space or objects from cognitive semantic perspective in different languages, drawing interesting similarities and cultural differences in the conceptualization of time. This paper departs from the existing literature by examining the concept of time in Pashto language from a co...
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p class="0abstract"> Abstract— The use of apps has become increasingly common in higher institutions and often linked with the needs of the current generation. This qualitative study investigates the perception of undergraduate students at a university in Malaysia as part of a need analysis to develop a university orientation app. Fifteen participa...
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This research attempts to provide insights into the argumentation structures in the discussion of Islam on social media involving 14 Malaysian former Muslims. The social media accounts of the participants were observed for 12 months, from January to December 2019. A total of 368 postings put forth arguments related to Islamic authoritative discours...
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Marketing and advertising messages are often designed to persuade and influence the consumers into purchasing the products or services usually designed based on market segmentation and target consumers. This segmentation may vary but the most common type of market segmentation is based on demographic information such as gender. In toy advertisement...
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For many years a great deal of research on reading strategies has mainly focused on the cognitive and linguistic aspects. The main criticism against these two aspects of language learning is that they overlooked the social context of learning to a great extent. The cognitive and the linguistic frameworks are not comprehensive enough in understandin...
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Mohd Asyraf Zulkffli, Sarah Nadia Ahmad, Atirah Izzah Che Abas, Nurul Aadilah Salleh and Radzuwan Ab Rashid examine the discursive strategies employed by homosexual Muslim subjects in their written discourse. The discourses of these subjects are in the context of expressing their struggles in managing their same- sex desire due to attachment to the...
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Metadiscourse in undergraduate essay writing is the linguistic expressions used by student writers to organise written texts while interacting with their imaginary readers. This paper presents a preliminary study to discover and present the use of metadiscourse markers in persuasive essays written by a group of undergraduate students from a chosen...
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Research on gamified language learning often involves the use of digital games. Little is known about the use of non-technology games in promoting language learning despite their accessibility. This paper aims to fill in this lacuna by providing insights into international students’ engagement in non-technology gamified English language learning in...
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In third world countries like Afghanistan, marriage is a source of physical and mental agony for women. Women are sold, exchanged, and used to settle disputes and they are treated inhumanely in the name of marriage. This study attempts to provide a textual analysis of Khaled Hosseini's novels to show the miserable lives of married women in Afghanis...
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Sisterhood corresponds to a bond of love, cooperation and solidarity among women to fight against their individual or collective oppression at the hands of patriarchy. It initiates and shapes the struggle of women against their sexism. On the other hand, envy and non-cooperation act as enemies of women, making them as easy prey for the patriarchal...
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This systematic review was carried out to provide insights into how Islam has been represented in social media; and the omissions and gaps in the synthesized literature on the topic. Two databases – Scopus and the Web of Science – were explored to collect data. Primary searches between 2010 and 2019, revealed more than 100 studies dealing with the...
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Speaking anxiety is considered a psychological phenomenon that occurs in different teaching and learning settings. Speaking anxiety faced by students hinders language learning and leads to other problems such as being reluctant to participate in classroom activities and overly dependent on their teachers. The purpose of this research is to explore...
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This study focuses on how Jordanian Ph.D. students construct their social identity in their academic community (ID-AC) in the context of Malaysian higher education. This study explores whether the social background of students and active social participation in their academic community can facilitate the construction of their identity as academic w...
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Following the 9/11 terror attacks, public discourse on Islam worldwide has been characterized by the distinction between radical and moderate Muslims. In this context, moderate Muslims can play a significant role in international relations and promote moderate practice in global politics. In order to address the conceptual ambiguities and enhance o...
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p class="Abstract">This paper narrates the use of multi-platforms’ online affinity space called Teacherfiera.com to support ESL teachers’ professional development. Teacherfiera.com utilizes three online platforms which are BlogSpot, Facebook Group and Telegram Group that works in parallel with each other. Each platform is readily available to be us...
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This study seeks to identify the deictic expressions utilized in Langston Hughes' poetic discourse and to explore their ideological inferences. Data were generated from thirty purposively selected Hughes' poems, which were analysed using content analysis and critical discourse analysis. Critical race theory underpinned the theoretical framework of...
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The study aims to investigate the effect of dose calculation algorithms on the estimate normal tissue complication probability (NTCP) of thoracic cancer. Dose distributions of treatment plans are calculated by using Collapsed Cone (CC) and Pencil Beam (PB) algorithms from Oncentra Masterplan treatment planning system. Four treatment plans of thorac...
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Abstract This study provides a comprehensive investigation into the implementation of CLT in higher secondary level in rural Bangladesh. It reveals that CLT has been espoused minimally by the rural teachers in their English Language Teaching (ELT) classroom. An ethnographic approach was employed to investigate how the rural teachers utilize CLT in...
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This study is a linguistic ethnographic investigation of the characteristics of teacher talk in an English for Medical Purposes (EMP) class at one of the medical colleges in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Teacher talk is an important element in classroom interaction and it has direct and indirect implications on the students' learning. In classroom i...
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This study sheds light on how Jordanian Ph.D. students construct their identity in their academic writing in the context of Malaysian higher education. The study aims to identify students' expression of identity in their academic writing (ID-AW). The ID-AW of three Jordanian Ph.D. students at Malaysian universities were investigated through a quali...
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This study aimed to scrutinise how learners learn English language informally on Facebook. Employing an ethnographic qualitative approach, data for the study were generated from participant observations for a period of six-months involving 275 participants. Three verified Educational Facebook Pages (EFPs) with the highest number of users were chose...
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Arab students who learn English as a foreign language, especially Saudi students, face different challenges during the process of learning of the four English language skills, especially writing and its component (spelling). This paper aims to investigate the preceded causes of students’ spelling errors. The main research question sought to be answ...
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Arab students who learn English as a foreign language, especially Saudi students, face different challenges during the process of learning of the four English language skills, especially writing and its component (spelling). This paper aims to investigate the preceded causes of students’ spelling errors. The main research question sought to be answ...
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Saudi university students who learn English as a foreign language face multiple difficulties during the process of learning especially while mastering writing skill and its component (spelling). This paper aims to explore the most recommended teaching strategies to eliminate the Saudi university students’ spelling errors. The research participants...
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This paper discusses how English pronunciation system causes spelling errors among undergraduate Saudi students. The research participants were five students in English Language Department at Tabuk University and five English language lecturers from the same department. Semi-structured interviews designed for the lecturers and students, as well wri...
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The paper aims to provide insights into the current understanding of the challenges faced by in-serviced primary school ESL teachers in completing their degree on a part-time basis. In relation to the government’s effort to improve the quality of primary education, many English language teachers have enrolled in the ‘Teacher’s First-degree program’...
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Identity is associated with discourse. Identity is constructed together with discourse, as the discourse expands. Discourse as a whole also represents the identity of the self. In other words, identity is both ‘constructed’ and ‘represented’ through discourse (Van der Bom, 2015).
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Readers responded to the blog entries by commenting in the Comment Section of each entry. There were three types of comments left by the readers: support (40%, n = 174), showing animosity (25%, n = 109), and giving advice (8%, n = 36).
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As agreed by several sociolinguists, storytelling is one of the most effective way in presenting self and constructing the teller’s desirable identities (see Tannen et al. in Family talk: discourse and identity in four American families. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007; Rashid et al. in Int J Appl Linguist Engl Lit 5(4):72–78, 2016). By telli...
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Juli constructs several identities through the stories that she narrates, such as an anti-religion person, intelligent, and brave enough to challenge the readers to question her decision to become an Atheist. Even though she claims her stories were based on her experiences, she still needs to convince the readers to accept the truthfulness of her s...
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Three modes of persuasion were detected in Juli’s blog entries—Ethos, Pathos, Logos—in the attempt to explain how she strategically uses language to persuade and convince the readers. We argue that persuading and convincing the readers are Juli’s main objectives in posting stories on her blog.
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Apostasy, from an Islamic point of view, is a person’s abandonment or renunciation of the religion of Islam.
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As deeply related to Critical Theory, CDA has been established to deconstruct the hegemonic objective reasoning of elites and to construct an influential subjective rationality that contributes to generating a free human sense. Though CDA impartially centers on revealing power relations, its agenda is still politically detained. Discourse- historic...
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This paper aims to provide insights into the challenges of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) practice at higher secondary level in Bangladeshi rural settings. Employing qualitative approach, in-depth interviews were conducted with 24 rural English language teachers to explore the problems they face in CLT implementation. The interview data were...
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Utilizing technology and the Internet to keep up with the 21st century language teaching and learning has become trendy in this digital era, highlighting promising features that are expected to tackle one of the most demanding crucial skills in English as a foreign language (EFL) context; yet a difficult one to master; that is, speaking English acc...
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A good start in researching on language teaching and learning issues is to first analyse target learners’ actual performance and their needs. This mixed-methods 2-cycle study is aimed to analyse medical-college students’ language needs through two instruments—a self-rated report and a guided focus group. Out of the main four language skills (speaki...
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This research looks into how homosexual Muslim men in Malaysia convey their experiences regarding their sexual and romantic lifestyle in relation to their Islamic faith. For this research, four respondents who identify themselves as homosexual and Muslim were subjected to in-depth, semi-structured interview to gauge their experiences, thoughts and...
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Arab students confront several reading difficulties such as lack of vocabulary and useful reading strategies. These difficulties make them unable to fully comprehend an English text. This paper discusses the sources of EFL reading comprehension difficulties faced by students at a university in Saudi Arabia. Data were collected from questionnaires w...
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This paper reviews the use of digital skills among teachers to teach English language lesson at schools in Malaysia. It starts by tracking the scenario of digital natives in Malaysia who are studying at school. Next, it reviews the government policies related to the integration of ICT in education especially in English language education as the gov...
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Optimizing cutting parameters is very significant to obtain good machined surface and meet engineering specifications. It is also can save energy, reduce waste, save processing time, and increase tool life.
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Activities in a research project may be structured into a series of tasks. Each task should be clearly defined and understood to ensure the possibility of introducing effective strategies and concepts for experimental design.
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Design-Expert V9 software was used to predict the cutting parameters that had an important effect for a particular response. Since the surface roughness for CFRP and Al2024 was recorded as two different responses, the analysis was conducted separately. The obtained results from the experiment are listed in Table 4.1 which is then used for further a...
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A composite material is a composition of two or more constituent materials to form an overall structure which significantly better in terms of mechanical or chemical properties than the sum of individual material.
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In teacher education, action research has served as one of the tools for reflective practice to bridge the gap between the educational theories learned in the teacher training college and the actual pedagogical practice within the four walls of the classroom. In this descriptive and explorative research study, first the concept and characteristics...
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This paper aims to provide insights into the use of i-Think maps in developing the understanding of critical thinking skill among ESL student teachers. The i-Think map programme was introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2012 which aims to produce innovative learners including those in language learning field. Employing Kemmis and Mac Taggart’s...
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One of the components of learning English is Grammar, and the intrinsic part of it is Parts of Speech (PoS), where the majority of Malaysian students in higher institutions are still grappling to understand its use in sentences. This study aims to compare conventional method to e-learning method on its effectiveness in the teaching and learning of...
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Albeit Othello’s loyal service to Venice is clear, ramifications of the Blackamoor in the text has called upon a continuous scholarship of interest over the last two decades. One begins to wonder, whether the Blackamoor’s presence in a Venetian setting serves a purpose to the English readership? If so, to what extent did Shakespeare refine the repr...
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One of the most challenging aspects of foreign language learning is writing. Writing is the most demanding and complicated aspect of language system. Writing requires the collective effort of orthographic, graphomotor and other linguistic skills with the inclusion of semantics, syntax, spelling, and writing conventions without being restricted to t...
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As Malaysia sets out to realise their plan of the English Language Education Reform, the adaptation and implementation of Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is an obvious choice; however, creating a high-calibre teaching workforce to carry it out poses a significant challenge. This critical reflection article elucidates the implementatio...
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Metacognitive learning strategies are higher–order executive skills that help learners become more independent, autonomous, and capable of planning, monitoring and evaluating learning process. This research was aimed at investigating EFL students’ attitude towards the use of metacognitive strategies in writing. Data were generated through in-depth...
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Writing in English for academic purpose is a difficult task for many Jordanian postgraduate students (JPS) as English is a foreign language to them. This study aimed to explore academic writing problems encountered by JPS at a Malaysian university and to investigate how they address the problems. Employing a case study approach, a total of 182 onli...
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The purpose of this review paper is to identify the core spelling errors in Arabic and Non Arabic Contexts. The most common difficulty that Arab learners may face during their English writing is correct spelling, for many different reasons such as the interference between English and Arabic language and the irregularity of the English language syst...
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In the recent years, an increasing interest in self-efficacy has been observed. However, the impact of students’ perceived self-efficacy on their academic achievements needs more attention. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the effect of self-efficacy on English language proficiency of students at Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Th...
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This paper attempts to outline the needs for action research component for the elementary pre-service TESL teachers in the institute of teacher education in Malaysia. The action research component used to be the compulsory final assessment for the pre-service teachers. However, the curriculum revamp in 2015 provided the pre-service teachers with th...
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This paper discusses the speech acts in Facebook Status Updates posted by an apostate of Islam. The Facebook Timeline was observed for a duration of two years (January 2015 to December 2016). More than 4000 postings were made in the data collection period. However, only 648 postings are related to apostasy. The data were classified according to the...
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The emergence of social networking sites, like Facebook, and people’s engagement with one another through them is a relatively under-researched area for discourse analysis. The content of the book revolves around Discourse Topic Management which is under the theme of Discourse Analysis. It is written to extend the very limited literature in the are...
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