ERIC Number: ED074801
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Publication Date: 1972
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Common Errors in Language Learning: Insights from English.
George, H. V.
This book presents a three-part discussion of the causes and prevention of errors in foreign language learning with particular reference to English as a second language. The first part provides a survey of error analysis, defining what is meant by the term "error" and establishing a model of error production. Other terms explained in this section are communication, redundancy, prediction, probability, and interference. The second section provides a survey of errors attributable to perception of redundancy and discusses such specific items as noun groups, verb groups, pronouns, comparative, question forms, spelling, and pronunciation. The final section provides a commentary on errors attributable to interference and deals with mother-tongue interference in pronunciation, vocabulary, and syntax, as well as errors caused by analogical thinking and cross association; homonymy, homophony, homography, and polysemy are also considered. Concluding remarks concern the relationship between error production and learning motivation. (VM)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Information Processing, Interference (Language), Language Patterns, Learning Processes, Motivation, Prediction, Probability, Pronunciation, Psycholinguistics, Redundancy, Second Language Learning, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Spelling, Standard Spoken Usage, Syntax
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., 68 Middle Road, Rowley, Massachusetts 01969 (Paper, $5.95; cloth, $8.95)
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