Analyzing Cohesion and Coherence in Malay as a Second Language Writing by Tamil Learners

  • Kaaminy Kanapathy Faculty of Language And Communication, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: Cohesion, coherence, textuality, second language learning


This small-scale study attempted to investigate the use of cohesive devices and its relation to overall textual coherence in writing Malay as second language learning by Tamil language learners. The respondents were 5 4th semester students studying at Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). This study employed one of the qualitative research method, descriptive approach to identify the use of cohesion and its relation to overall textual coherence. The objective of this study is to identify the use of cohesion in respondents writing and its relation to textual coherence in Malay writing. Analysis of finding revealed that the respondents encounter some difficulties in using proper cohesion which interrupts the coherency of the sentences. This paper provides a general overview of the use of cohesion in second language writing to create text coherence.


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How to Cite
Kanapathy, K. (2020). Analyzing Cohesion and Coherence in Malay as a Second Language Writing by Tamil Learners. Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences, 9(2), 31-36.