Pakistani Cultural Representation through Linguistics Features in the PTB English Textbook

Authors

  • Samra Parveen MPhil Scholar, Department of English, Government College Women University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Sadia Waheed Assistant Professor, Department of English, Government College Women University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)30

Keywords:

Cultural Representation, Curriculum Development, English as a Second Language, Linguistics Features

Abstract

The present study investigates Pakistani cultural representation through linguistic features in the PTB English textbook for grade 5. This work aims to describe two linguistic features (Phonological and semantic with their subcategories) and how curriculum development is necessary at the primary level for students. This research is an attempt to highlight the importance of English as a second language for students at the primary level. To achieve the purpose of the study, the researcher adopts textbook analysis and selects 1 English textbook of 5th grade from Punjab textbook as a sample. The researcher explores Pakistani cultural aspects by using the theories of Cortazi &Jin, Ager, and Risager. The cultural aspects have been categorized in the book in three ways, source culture, target culture, and international target culture. The researcher implements Byram's model of ICC (intercultural communicative competence as an instrument to analyze social interactions, knowledge of social identity and groups, beliefs and behaviors through various linguistic features. Moreover, the researcher tries to get authentic results by using the steps of Krippendroff's content analysis. The researcher examines various Pakistani cultural aspects in textbooks in terms of names, pictures, addressing people, women, celebrations, and social events in addition to general situations. The study highlights the depiction of Pakistani culture, traditions and beliefs through linguistic representation in the PTB English textbook.

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Published

2024-06-04

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Parveen, S., & Waheed, S. (2024). Pakistani Cultural Representation through Linguistics Features in the PTB English Textbook. Pakistan Social Sciences Review, 8(2), 340–353. https://doi.org/10.35484/pssr.2024(8-II-S)30