PROBLEMS FACED BY “PAKISTANI LIVING ABROAD MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS” IN LEARNING THEIR OWN MOTHER LANGUAGE I.E. URDU LANGUAGE

Keywords:

Problems with multi-linguals, Mother tongue, Urdu Language, One Parent one Language Model, Diasporic children, Language Acquisition

Abstract

This study aimed to address the problems that occur in the path of Pakistani living abroad multilingual students in learning their own native language; Urdu. This study was intended to bring forth the corresponding factors that influence this lack of competency among them and will tend to supplicate
the resources and recommendations which could be adopted to alleviate this declining condition pertaining to the language acquisition among them. Both quantitative and qualitative methods have been employed. A questionnaire survey was performed to collect information from young children and
the interviews of both the parents and their kids were conducted online to gather the data. The data has been represented in forms of tables and graphs. The results concluded that school preferences over language, child community, parents attitude are the most influential factors which have contributed to add to this detrimental language condition. Parents view one-parent one-language approach to be an efficient solution to this language loss and also agreed that the providence of Urdu related spare time activities could work in this regard. The results also conclude that positive attitude of parents towards Urdu language can also be a beneficiary act.

Published

2022-11-05

How to Cite

PROBLEMS FACED BY “PAKISTANI LIVING ABROAD MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS” IN LEARNING THEIR OWN MOTHER LANGUAGE I.E. URDU LANGUAGE. (2022). Pakistan Journal of Society, Education and Language (PJSEL), 9(1), 45-58. Retrieved from https://pjsel.jehanf.com/index.php/journal/article/view/911