Singapore University of Social Sciences

Malay Grammar

Malay Grammar (MLL201)


This course offers an understanding of the Malay Grammar. Students will have a deeper understanding of morphology and syntax pertaining to the Malay language. They are expected to be able to discuss the relation between morphology and syntax and apply that knowledge through constructions of words, phrases, clauses and sentences in different linguistic event. This course also aims to provide students with various language aspects and grammar rules so that they will be able to compare, contrast and deconstruct phrases and sentences in the Malay language.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • The concept of Malay Grammar
  • Morphology
  • Word Class and Adverbials
  • Syntax
  • Sentence Formation
  • Sentence Structure
  • Passives and Nominalization in Malay

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate Malay grammatical categories
  • Explain functions of grammatical constituents
  • Analyse contents of grammar constituents
  • Apply grammatical rules
  • Describe grammatical contents
  • Appraise errors in grammar contents
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