ERIC Number: ED121104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Error Analysis and Error Correction with Respect to the Training of Language Teachers. Workpapers in Teaching English as a Second Language, Vol. 9.
Cohen, Andrew D.
For years language teachers have conducted error analysis for remedial purposes. More recently error analysis has assumed a developmental purpose, namely as a clue to the process of acquiring a second language. Causes of learner errors, such as interference from the first language, confusing aspects of the second language, or learners fostering their own errors, are discussed; and teacher responses appropriate for the error type are suggested. Factors influencing the teacher's decision as to whether and when to correct are examined, i.e., the available information about the error, the importance of correction, the ease of correction, and the characteristics of the students. Then the teacher's options as to specific treatment for correcting errors are considered. Finally, some reservations about error analysis are entertained. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Dept. of English.