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ERIC Number: ED102831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 140
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A Study of Errors: Frequency, Origin and Effects.
Olsson, Margareta
The report describes an analysis of errors yielded by a written test in English given to 424 Swedish 14-year-olds from 24 different classes in the comprehensive school. The analysis discusses the difference in attainment between pupils of high and low proficiency, frequencies and types of errors for regular and irregular verbs, and the occurrence of systematic and nonsystematic errors. It also tries to trace the errors back to the influence of the pupils' first language, to mechanisms regulating the acquisition of skills in general, and to unsatisfactory teaching strategies and teaching material. The investigation is part of a large-scale project trying to establish frequencies and types of errors in oral as well as written production by the age group in question. Informant tests based on the most frequent errors are to be administered in England in order to lay down the communicative value of the errors. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gothenburg School of Education (Sweden). Dept. of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden