This study aims to compare and contrast Thai and English narrative essays written by six Thai-English bilinguals to determine if there is any change in the textual coherence between L1 and L2 writings. Participants were asked to compose English and Thai narrative essays using a picture cue. The subjects wrote first in English and later in Thai with a three-week interval between writing sessions. The research focuses on aspects of syntactical structure as well as narrative discourse structures of L1 and L2 narrative essays created by male and female Thai advanced English writers.His fine traits and success, as a result, inspired all his children to grow up to be good citizens and eminent scientists like their father. Dialogue All the examples of dialogues found in this research were in the narrative essays of female writers.
|Title||:||Contrasting Narrative Discourse Style in Thai-English Bilinguals|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|