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Title of Thesis

The Role of Media in the Development and Promotion of English in Pakistan

Author(s)

NAZ SULTANA

Institute/University/Department Details
Faculty Of Advanced Integrated Studies And Research (English) / National University Of Modern Languages, Islamabad
Session
2009
Subject
English
Number of Pages
401
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Role, Media, Development, Promotion, English, Pakistan, Mass Media, controversial, Teaching, Methodology

Abstract
This research study is centered on the role of media in the development and promotion of English in Pakistan. It relates to the national process and to the process of globalization in terms of information through T.V, radio and newspapers. It also deals with the challenges in this field, due to the advent of science and technology plus current innovations in this mode of communication. In recent years the media in Pakistan has developed at a fast pace and English has become one of its prominent languages. However, its lack of understanding by 90% of the population has created serious gaps in internal communication. To bridge the existing gap, the study looks at how media can be instrumental in the spread of English language and be a useful tool for improving the English language teaching situation. The study addresses the topic by taking a look at the language situation in Pakistan. Unlike many post colonial states which replaced English with indigenous languages, Pakistan retained English as an official language. However due to lack of a clear cut language policy towards English language teaching it has remained a controversial issue, badly affecting the process of education and development. This has impacted the language situation and its impact leads us to think and reinvent the role of media for teaching it. Given its premier position as the language of international commerce and science, proficiency in English is increasingly acknowledged as vital attribute for any state attempting to establish itself as knowledge based economy. This need is imperative as we are living in a global world. Globalization and issues related to it force us to have a futuristic vision. There is a need to equip our people to meet the demands of modern education. Therefore, we must introduce our students to it at an early stage and provide this opportunity to a large number of people as opposed to the privileged few. Electronic and print media by introducing English to the neglected sector of the society can play a unifying role to integrate the nation. It is in this back drop, the findings of the study are expected to suggest an essential direction of using media for instructional purposes, particularly to bring a constructive change in English language teaching in the country.
A multi-method approach has been applied for the collection and analysis of the data. This has been done as triangulation yields more reliable results. This study has been concluded with the hope that media will look into this vital area and fulfill its responsibilities.

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INTRODUCTION

1.0 Introduction: English Language

1.1 Statement of the Problem
1.2 Need for Research
1.3 Objectives of the Study
1.4 Significance of the study
1.5 Outline of the Research

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3 2 LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0 Introduction

2.1 Technology and Second Language Learning
2.2 Teaching Methodology

2.3 The Significance of Media Communication Technologies in Education

2.4 Technology

2.5 Instructional Technology

2.6 Instructional Media for Intellectual Development

2.7 Information Technology

2.8 Mass Media

2.9 New Media

2.10 Approaching Mass Media Technologies

2.11 Application of Media Technology

2.12 Mass Media and Distance Education

2.13 Open University

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4 3 LANGUAGE SITUATION AND POLICIES

3.0 Introduction

3.1 Language Situation in Pakistan
3.2 Language Contact
3.3 History of Language Policies of Pakistan
3.4 Effects of Language Policies

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5 4 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND METHODOLOGY

4.0 Introduction

4.1 Methodology and Methods of Research
4.2 Research Questions
4.3 Hypothesis
4.4 Research Design
4.5 Tools of Research
4.6 Survey One
4.7 Survey: Two
4.8 Interviews
4.9 Description of Theories
4.10 Grounded Theory
4.11 Development Media Theory
4.12 Experimental Research
4.13 Quasi-Experimental Design
4.14 Non- Equivalent Groups Design
4.15 Purpose of the Experimental study
4.15 Experimental Design

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6 5 THE POWER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

5.0 Introduction

5.1 Power of English Language
5.2 Language Attitude
5.3 English as a Second Language in Pakistan
5.4 The Importance of English in Media of Pakistan

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7 6 LANGUAGE PLANNING AND EDUCATION

6.0 Introduction

6.1 Language as a Social Institution
6.2 Language Planning
6.3 Nationalism and Nationism
6.4 British Language Policy

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8 7 MASS MEDIA

7.0 Introduction

7.1 Communication
7.2 Mass Media
7.3 English Language
7.4 English Language in the Media of Pakistan
7.5 The Mass Media and Globalization
7.6 Globalization of Media and English Language
7.7 Globalization of Media and Third World
7.8 Mass Media in Pakistan

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9 8 DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS

8.0 Introduction

8.1 Survey One: Demographic profile of students
8.2 Domain Analysis
8.3 Attitude Analysis
8.4 Findings:Domain Analysis
8.5 Survey Two
8.6 Answers of the Research Questions
8.7 Hypothesis Testing
8.8 Part Two: Summary of Interviews
8.9 Part Three: Experimental Research Study
8.10 Statistical Analysis of the Data

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10 9 CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

9.1 Conclusion

9.2 Recommendations

Work Cited

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