master's thesis
Longitudinal Studies of Typical Errors in EFL students' Written Assignments

Iris Bel (2016)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleLongitudinal Studies of Typical Errors in EFL students' Written Assignments
AuthorIris Bel
Mentor(s)Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Students of English strive to be not only fluent, but also pragmatically and linguistically (grammatically) competent in their usage of the target language. On the path of achieving a certain level of proficiency, they often make errors, which are viewed as an inevitable and positive part of the Second Language Acquisition (SLA). This longitudinal research was carried out among the first-year students of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek. They were supposed to solve the same grammar exercise with mixed tenses at the beginning of the academic year (when they enrolled the University in October 2015) and after having participated in obligatory grammar courses English Language Practice (ELP) I and II and Morphosyntax and Semantics of the English Verb Phrase (in April 2016). The aim of this research is to identify typical grammatical errors, analyse them according to the principles of Error Analysis, find their source and an explanation and track the students progress over time. After having analysed students answers, it is evident that they made far more errors at the beginning of their studies, but there are still some fossilized errors that need to be corrected.
Parallel title (Croatian)Longitudinalno istraživanje tipičnih pogrešaka u pisanim zadacima studenata engleskog kao stranog jezika
Committee MembersTanja Gradečak Erdeljić (committee chairperson)
Draženka Molnar (committee member)
Goran Milić (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 date2016-09-09
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Studenti engleskog kao stranog jezika nastoje biti ne samo tečni, već i pragmatički i jezično (gramatički) kompetentni u njihovom korištenju ciljnog jezika. Na putu postizanja određene razine stručnosti, oni često čine pogreške, na koje se gleda kao neizbježne i pozitivne korake usvajanja drugog ili stranog jezika. Ovo longitudinalno istraživanje je provedeno među studentima prve godine Engleskog jezika i književnosti na Filozofskom fakultetu u Osijeku. Riješili su isti gramatički zadatak sa glagolskim vremenima na početku akademske godine (kada su upisali fakultet u listopadu 2015.) te nakon što su odslušali obvezne gramatičke kolegije Jezične vježbe engleskog jezika I i II te Morfosintaksu i semantiku glagolskih izraza u engleskom jeziku (u travnju 2016.). Cilj ovog istraživanja je utvrditi tipične gramatičke pogreške, analizirati ih prema postulatima Analize pogrešaka, pronaći njihov izvor i objašnjenje te pratiti napredak studenata tijekom vremena. Nakon što je provedena analiza, postaje očigledno da su studenti napravili daleko više pogrešaka na početku studija, ali još uvijek postoje neke ukorijenjene pogreške koje treba ispraviti.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)grammatical competence errors Second Language Acquisition (SLA) longitudinal research Error Analysis gramatička kompetencija pogreške Usvajanje drugog ili stranog jezika longitudinalno istraživanje Analiza pogrešaka
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:352431
CommitterBernardica Plašćak