ERIC Number: ED111196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Errata: Papers in Error Analysis.
Svartvik, Jan, Ed.
Papers presented at the symposium of error analysis in Lund, Sweden, in September 1972, approach error analysis specifically in its relation to foreign language teaching and second language learning. Error analysis is defined as having three major aspects: (1) the description of the errors, (2) the explanation of errors by means of contrastive analysis, (3) a linguistic evaluation and the implementation of the results within teaching methods. The papers are divided into two major groups. The first nine, by N. E. Enkvist, G. Nickel, B. Hammarberg, P. Corder, F. A. Johansson, S. Johansson, H. Rossipal, and E. Lindell, examine the role of error analysis as a means of gaining a better understanding of the general processes of second language learning, and the relation of error analysis to concepts of interlanguage and communicative competence, to the goals of language learning and to problems of methodology. For example, bearing in mind the importance of looking at the sociolinguistic aspects of language learning, including student attitudes, the question of whether the goal of foreign language teaching should be communicative competence or linguistic conformity is raised. The nature of error analysis, which is not simply a process of error collecting, is examined. The last six papers, by C. Stendahl, E. Edstrom, K. Hyldgaard-Jensen, E. Moller, M. Gorosch, and M. Olsson report on specific studies and the application of the results. A bibliography by J. Arabski concludes the collection. (CLK)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, Educational Objectives, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, Interference (Language), Language Instruction, Linguistic Competence, Linguistic Difficulty (Inherent), Linguistic Performance, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics
Gleerup Publishers, Lund, Sweden
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Symposium on Error Analysis (Lund, Sweden, September 26-27, 1972)