Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finally, after struggling for a week to find the best topic for mini research for LE 4000 research paper... I have come out with my own research proposal!!! Yahoo!!!

Research Proposal
To:      Instructor of LE 4000 class
From: Mardhiatul Ain Binti Mokhtaruddin, 0828380, LE 4000, SECTION 18.
Date:   10 January 2011
Subject: Research proposal

Proposed Research Topic: A Study of Perception of Politeness in Offering Advice, Request form and Reprimand between cultures: on Malaysian and Middle Easterners Undergraduates Students of IIUM.

Statement of Problem:  Is there any differences on the perception of politeness in offering advice, request form and reprimand between two cultures which are, Malay and Middle East cultures?

Objective of the study:
1.      To investigate the cultural differences between Malaysian and Middle Easterners in their perception of the politeness of the speech act of offering advice.
2.      To study politeness levels of various forms of request in English as perceived by Malaysian undergraduates and Middle Easterners undergraduates.
3.      To investigate the perception of reprimand speech act in Malay and Middle East cultures.

Instrument: There will be three types of instruments used in this research project. There will be questionnaires (surveys) which tackle the samples’ politeness in offering advice, request form and reprimand of speech act. Not only that, interview and role play will be conducted also, in a way to support and make the data of the research become stronger. If possible, the interview session and the role play will be recorded, video recording.

Target group:  20 undergraduate students of IIUM who are Malaysian and Middle Easterners only. They are from various Kulliyah and level of study. Only 10 Malaysian students and 10 Middle eastern students. There will be 5 male students and 5 female students for each culture.  

Friday, December 17, 2010


Drawing and painting are my hobbies...I will sketch something when I am bored.. Hehehehe...
Whatever comes in my mind, I'll sketch and draw it....
To me drawing and painting release my stress and tension... =)
I don't mind if my drawings are bad...As long as it portrays what is in my mind at that moment.. =)
Thanks to Allah because He gave me the ability to draw and paint anything that I want. THANK YOU ALLAH.. (^_^)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hanya Allah saja yang tahu...

Hanya Allah saja yang tahu betapa sayangnya aku kepada keluarga ku.. Terutama sekali ummi ku Rosnah Binti Hamid.. dan Ayah ku Mokhtaruddin Bin Mohd Said... Tanpa ummi dan ayah.. siapa lah ain di dunia ni...

Ain sayang sangat ummi, ayah, angah, rah, danial dan haziq...

Korang semua lah harta ain di dunia ni..selain ilmu dan amalan...
korang lah tempat ain menagih kasih dan tempat bergantung selepas Allah SWT.

Ya Allah... Hanya Kau sahaja yang tahu Betapa aku sayang keluargaku...

Janganlah kau tarik nikmat kasih sayang keluarga daripada ku Ya Allah... Kau Maha Mendengar... Kau Maha Memahami...

Berkatilah Hidup Kami sekeluarga YA Allah.. Amin.. YA Rabbal 'alamin..