Singapore University of Social Sciences

Approaches to Malay Language Research

Approaches to Malay Language Research (MLL351)

Applications Open: 01 May 2023

Applications Close: 15 June 2023

Next Available Intake: July 2023

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Malay

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


This course focuses on exposing students to best practices in language research. Students will be guided on how best to craft a research proposal and to avoid research pitfalls in doing research in either theoretical or applied linguistics. A research proposal will be the final outcome of the CA in this course and students will be discussing a wide range of current topics of research on the Malay Language. Both quantitative and qualitative research will be highlighted in the course. Students are expected to be adept at both approaches in language research and to extrapolate their findings to the workplace.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Introduction - An Overview
  • Key areas in language research
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Frameworks
  • Data Collection
  • Research Design
  • Planning your own research proposal

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate the key concepts Language Research (B3)
  • Debate the rationale of conducting language research (B4)
  • Employ the theoretical framework of language research – quantative & qualitative (B3)
  • Design a proposal for a research in language. (B5)
  • Test validity of data (B4)
  • Draft analytical work in quantitative and qualitative research. (B5)
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