master's thesis
Error Analysis of Word Order in L2 Essays

Andrea Drašković (2016)
Metadata
TitleAnaliza pogrešaka u redu riječi u esejima na stranom jeziku
AuthorAndrea Drašković
Mentor(s)Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Errors have always been an inevitable part of learning a language. Therefore, error analysis is an appropriate starting point for the study of second language acquisition. Furthermore, an insight into what kind of errors learners make can help foreign language teachers in organizing their teaching time better. This research focuses on word order errors in written assignments in the framework of English as a Foreign Language. The results suggest that Croatian learners have problems in mastering the English word order. Moreover, learners’ errors were divided in four categories; subject, verb, object and adverbials. Each of these categories was further divided according to the type of the error; misordering, omission and addition. The most common errors seem to be related to adverbials and subjects. This may be attributed to the difference between English and Croatian word order as well as to learning strategies the learners use.
Parallel title (English)Error Analysis of Word Order in L2 Essays
Committee MembersDraženka Molnar (committee member)
Goran Milić (committee member)
Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Philology
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeGerman Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation Studies
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. germ.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-03-21
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Greške su oduvijek bile neizostavan dio učenja jezika. Analiza grešaka je stoga najbolja polazna točka u proučavanju usvajanja inog jezika. Također, uvid u vrste učeničkih grešaka može pomoći nastavnicima stranih jezika u boljem organiziranju nastave. Ovo istraživanje proučava greške u redu riječi u pisanju na engleskom kao stranom jeziku. Rezultati upućuju na to da učenici u Republici Hrvatskoj imaju problema u ovladavanju engleskim poretkom riječi. Nadalje, greške učenika su podijeljene u četiri kategorije; subjekt, predikat, objekt te priložne oznake. Svaka kategorija je zatim podijeljena u potkategorije prema tipu greške: krivi poredak, izostavljanje te dodavanje. Učenici su najviše griješili u poretku priložnih oznaka te subjekta. Mogući razlog tomu su razlike u hrvatskom i engleskom redu riječi, ali i strategije koje učenici koriste pri učenju.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)errors Second Language Acquisition error analysis word order English Croatian greške usvajanje inog jezika analiza grešaka red riječi engleski hrvatski
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:462767
CommitterBernardica Plašćak