Errors in Language Learning and Use: Exploring Error Analysis
Errors in Language Learning and Use is an up-to-date introduction and guide to the study of errors in language, and is also a critical survey of previous work. Error Analysis occupies a central position within Applied Linguistics, and seeks to clarify questions such as `Does correctness matter?', `Is it more important to speak fluently and write imaginatively or to communicate one's message?'
Carl James provides a scholarly and well-illustrated theoretical and historical background to the field of Error Analysis. The reader is led from definitions of error and related concepts, to categorization of types of linguistic deviance, discussion of error gravities, the utility of teacher correction and towards writing learner profiles. Throughout, the text is guided by considerable practical experience in language education in a range of classroom contexts worldwide.
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Definition and Delimitation
The Scope of Error Analysis
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acceptable applied linguistics asked British English cent Chapter claim clause cognitive communication compared context Contrastive Analysis correction defined describe deviance dialect discourse distinction Dulay elicitation erroneous Error Analysis example fact false friends feedback final obstruent devoicing FL learners FL learning FL/SL formal French German grammar grapheme guage Hammerly ibid identified ignorance Interlanguage involves judgements label learners of English lexical errors lexis malapropism markedness means misordering misselection mistakes native speakers NNSs nonstandard norms notice noun phonological phrase Portuguese preposition problem produce pronoun question QWERTY refer result rule second language Second Language Acquisition self-correct semantic sentence slips sociopragmatic sort South-East Asian English speech spelling spoken strategies structure suggest target taxonomy teachers teaching tion TL form transfer types ungrammatical utterance verb Welsh words writing written wrong