Dr. Helena Grillo Mukli

Authors country of origin: Albania
Institutional affiliation: Professor at the Department of Albanian Language, University “Aleksander Moisiu”, Durres.
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“The Albanian language has particular importance in the pre-university education curricula. This subject enables the students to gain knowledge and demonstrate skills, values, and behaviors on the linguistic system of Albanian language; values and beliefs to properly communicate (speaking, listening, reading and writing.” The curricula in Albania has changed dramatically. The actual curricula for grades 1-9 are a product of basic education reform, performed during 2003-2008, which enabled the change of education structure from eight to nine years and some other positive changes of the respective curricula. As an important part of the linguistic formation of the children in school age, mainly 14-15 years, the studies for the Albanian language, teaching methodology and learning competencies as a first language, or even as a second language for the national minorities vary a lot. These studies not only observe and analyze the linguistic formation of the children, but more often come to recommendations and valuable strategies to improve and gain the basic competencies of Albanian language in both its varieties and different speech registers. This study aims to perform measurements of the linguistic formation of the school age students in the area of lexicon, usage of foreign words, which is a phenomenon that is very common in school age and faces Albanian language with the globalization challenges confronting other languages. This is an aspect without stopping in school texts and foreign terminology issues. This methodological approach used in this study for children who are native speakers of Albanian language, will ne used on children who learn the Albanian language as a second language. This will serve to investigate the tendency of using foreign words in Albanian language.

According to Cabej “there is a variety of native words, that without meaning damage, are able to replace foreign words” adding that “it is interesting that the native words are better understood, are better spoken from the students of young ages, as these words form associations of ideas; they find their analogy in the lexical assets that the students possess within the native language system”

Volume 4.No.1(2021): April (Humanities Session)

ISSN 2661-2666 (Online) International Scientific Journal Monte (ISJM)
ISSN 2661-264X (Print)

DOI : 10.33807/monte.20211846


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