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Maskanah Bt Mohammad Lotfie

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in TESL - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Master in TESL - Masters Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) TESOL - Bachelor Degree, Moray House College, Edinburgh

Maskanah Bt Mohammad Lotfie (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


maskanah@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr Maskanah Mohammad Lotfie had obtained her BEd (Hons) TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) degree from Moray House College of Education in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1990, and then pursued MSc and Ph.D (TESL) at University Putra Malaysia, and was conferred the degrees in 2001 and 2007, respectively. Maskanah is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature. She teaches Morphology, History of the English Language and Research Methodology.
Maskanah is currently carrying out research on the acquisition of English derivational and inflectional structures, academic plagiarism among students at the tertiary level and historical roots of Englishes.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Applied Linguistics - Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Language Acquisition (Including First Language Acquisition, SLA, Bilingualism, Foreign Language Learning) - Language Acquisition


Professional Membership


  • 2006 - 2024: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysian English Language Teacher Association (MELTA)
  • 2012 - 2024: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Asia TEFL


Teaching Responsibilities


CORE COMPETENCE UPPER INTENSIVE (1ST HALF) 2001/2002
CORE COMPETENCE UPPER INTENSIVE (2ND HALF) 2001/2002
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSE 2018/2019
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 2018/2019
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC WRITING (EAW) 2007/2008 2001/2002 2006/2007
ENGLISH FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES 2018/2019
ERROR & CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS 2007/2008
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021
GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT I 2007/2008
HISTORY OF ORAL AND PRINT CULTURE 2018/2019 2019/2020 2021/2022 2020/2021
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2014/2015 2011/2012 2015/2016 2016/2017 2012/2013 2013/2014 2017/2018
MORPHOLOGY 2012/2013 2010/2011 2009/2010 2011/2012 2014/2015 2008/2009 2017/2018 2015/2016 2013/2014 2016/2017
MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX 2020/2021
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2007/2008 2016/2017 2008/2009 2010/2011 2014/2015 2020/2021 2009/2010 2019/2020 2013/2014
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS) 2013/2014 2012/2013 2016/2017 2014/2015 2015/2016
RESEARCH PAPER 2 2020/2021
SFC: READING INTENSIVE COURSE (2ND HALF) 2001/2002
SFC: READING SKILLS 2001/2002
SFC: WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE (2ND HALF) 2001/2002
SFC: WRITING SKILLS 2001/2002
TESTING AND EVALUATION 2014/2015 2012/2013 2008/2009 2017/2018 2018/2019 2010/2011 2009/2010 2011/2012
TEXT FORMATION 2018/2019 2021/2022 2019/2020 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2019 Language Policy and Practices in Indonesian Higher Education Institutions
2015 - 2018 An Analysis of Variation Theory Efficacy for Mobile Phone Application towards Enhancing Students? Knowledge of Grammar
2014 - 2016 The Relationship between Grammatical Knowledge Types and the Usage of Morphological Past Time Inflections
2010 - 2012 An Assessment of the Arabic Language Programme for Human Sciences Students at IIUM
2009 - 2011 A Corpus-based Study on the Temporal Systems of Malay and English
2007 - 2008 A Comparative Study of the Malay and the English Language Past Time Form Systems
On-Going
2019 - Present Constructing a new developmentally moderated model of English instruction with focus on form for Malaysian public preschools.


Award & Recognition


02 Dec, 2016 Award for 25 Years of Service - International Islamic University Malaysia University


Publications


Article

2020 Effects of dual-language programme (DLP) on the usage of English adjectives at primary school level in Malaysia. Social and Management Research Journal, 17 (2) pp. 263-288
2020 The use of automated writing evaluation (AWE) in developing language proficiency: a study from the learners’ perspective. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research (MaJER), 17 (2) pp. 87-102
2020 Towards a new framework of English language learning in Malaysian preschools. Southeast Asia Early Childhood Journal, 9 (2) pp. 144-154
2018 Language policy and practices in Indonesian higher education institutions. Intellectual Discourse, 26 (2) pp. 683-704
2017 –Ed Allomorphs and linguistic knowledge of Malay speakers of English: a descriptive and correlational study. Indonesian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 7 (2) pp. 445-454
2017 Past-time marker –ed in the speech and written work of Indonesian English majors. Journal of English as International Language, 12 (2) pp. 56-72
2017 The use of adverbials in the verbal production of Malay ESL learners: a processability approach. LSP International, 4 (1) pp. 1-22
2016 English in Myanmar: usage of English adjective phrases by Burmese and Rohingya bloggers. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, 10 (2) pp. 68-88
2016 Guest Editor's Column. Asiatic, 10 (2) pp. 5-6
2016 Validation study of the Malay version of the Myasthenia Gravis Quality of Life (MGQOL)15 and Myasthenia Gravis Activities of Daily Living (MGADL) questionnaires. Neurology Asia, 21 (1) pp. 33-39
2015 Linguistic knowledge types and past-time inflectional output of Malay users of English. Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature , 9 (2) pp. 139-157
2013 Comparing higher education systems in selected Asia Pacific countries: implications for Malaysia. Bulletin of Higher Education Research, (21) pp. 1-4
2013 Students' perspective on incorporating Arabic words in the teaching of English to Muslim learners. Arab World English Journal, 4 (1) pp. 108-123
2013 Students’ perception of an Arabic language course in humanities degree programmes at the International Islamic University Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal , 21 () pp. 36-43
2007 Noticing and grammatical accuracy in ESL learners’ writing. Indonesian Journal of English Language Teaching, 3 (2) pp. 202-215
2007 Shyness and groupism as prevalent cultural and attitudinal traits in learning English as a second language. Journal of Educational Research, 27 (2) pp. 63-72
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 The present simple form in the written work of Bangladeshi EFL learners. In: International Conference on Language and Literature 2020 (ICLL 2020),
2018 Effects of Dual-Language Programme (DLP) on the usage of English adjectives by primary school students. In: International Conference on Language, Culture and Society 2018 (2018),
2018 Present tense form usage by Arab and Malay users of English. In: International Conference on Language, Culture and Society (ICLCS18) 2018,
2018 Using automated writing evaluation in developing ESL learners’ writing proficiency. In: International Conference on Language, Culture and Society (ICLCS18) 2018,
2016 Penelitian ilmu bahasa:Research methodology for language related topics: Why, what and how?. In: Penelitian Hibah dan Penelitian Bahasa,
2016 The –ed allomorphs of Malay speakers of English and linguistic knowledge types. In: Third International Conference on Language, Literature & Society 2016,
2015 English adjective phrase variations of bloggers from two Myanmar ethnic groups. In: International Conference on Languages (ICL 2015),
2015 The use of English derivational forms by Malaysian ESL learners. In: International Conference on Languages (ICL 2015),
2014 The relationship between linguistic knowledge types and inflectional output. In: Linguistic and Language Conference (LI LA '14),
2014 The use of adverbials in the verbal usage of Malay ESL learners at the tertiary level. In: International Language Conference (ILC) 2014,
2013 Tertiary students' perspective on factors that cause academic plagiarism. In: International Language for Communication Conference (ILCC 2013): Engaging Global Community: Breaking the Barries to Effective Communication,
2012 An assessment of the Arabic language programme for Human Sciences students at International Islamic University Malaysia. In: Languages of the Wider World: Sustaining a Global Society,
2012 Human sciences students’ perception of an Arabic course and their retention of the language. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition, IRIIE 2012,
2012 To copy or not to copy: an evaluation of English undergraduate majors’ awareness of plagiarism. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition, IRIIE 2012,
2011 An evaluation of Arabic for Human Sciences students programme . In: 2nd International Language Conference (ILC) 2011,
2011 Cross-linguistic influence in the written present tense forms of Malay and English . In: 20th MELTA International Conference,
2011 Policy development in Malaysian Higher Education: workshop on comparative study of Higher Education System in Asia. In: Workshop on Comparative Study of Selected Higher Education System in Asia,
2010 A cross-linguistic investigation of Malay and English temporal systems. In: The Malaysian International Conference on Academic Strategies in English Language Teaching (My_CASELT 2010),
2010 Incorporating Arabic words in the teaching of English to Muslim learners: students' perspectives. In: 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences ,
2008 The effects of noticing training on Malay ESL learners’ use of past time forms in writing. In: Exhibition of Invention, Research & Innovation 2008 - PRPi08,
Book

2019 Research designs for language studies. University of Malaya Press, ISBN: 978-967-488-081-1
2017 The use of English derivational forms by Malaysian ESL learners: a linguistics analysis. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-558-9
2014 Comparing selected higher education systems in Asia. Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Negara and IPPTN, ISBN: 9789674305277
2010 Kelingkang. Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, ISBN: 9789830685151
2010 Kelingkang. Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, ISBN: 9789830685151
Book Section

2019 Introduction. In: University of Malaya Press, ISBN: 978-967-488-081-1, pp. 1-8
2019 Quasi-experiments. In: University of Malaya Press, ISBN: 978-967-488-081-1, pp. 161-176
2017 The relationship between linguistic knowledge types and inflectional output. In: Silverfish Books, ISBN: 978-983-3221-64-6, pp. 228-259
2011 A Malay-English cross-linguistic study of present time forms. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674181468, pp. 53-60