The Effect of Linguistic Variation on Sociological Realization: A Case Study on Implementing the Teaching Strategies of Sociolinguistic Competence in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Palestine
عودة الله, فداء زياد
An-Najah National University
The research aims at investigating the influence of linguistic variations on sociological realization by implementing sociolinguistic competence strategies in teaching English as a foreign language at the Palestinian universities. To accomplish the purpose of the study, the researcher depended on both quantitative and qualitative data gathering approaches. The researcher used two main tools for collecting the data of study. First, an open ended questionnaire for English language learners at the Palestinian universities. Second, the researcher also used a focused interview for English language professors. The sample of the study included 450 junior and senior students of English language department, and 18 English language and linguistic professors at the Palestinian universities which are chosen from the five universities. The researcher used the Statistical Package for Social Science to analyze the data. The findings of the study showed a positive influence of implementing sociolinguistic competence strategies since the great role of linguistic variation on sociological realization in teaching English as a foreign language. The hypothesis of the study sates that are significant differences at (α ≤ 0.05) in the effect of linguistic variation on sociological realization implementing sociolinguistic competence teaching strategies in classroom in teaching English as a foreign language. The null hypothesis was rejected. The findings showed the positive effect of implementing the teaching strategies of sociolinguistic competence in illustrating linguistic variation and enhancing sociological realization for EFL learners at the Palestinian universities. The study outcomes pointed to the importance of applying sociolinguistic competence strategies in illustrating linguistic and cultural variations for gaining sociological realization. Moreover, the findings asserted that this is the main tool for acquiring sociolinguistic competence for EFL learners at the Palestinian universities.