ERIC Number: ED185866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Error Analysis As an Aid to Second Language Acquisition.
Sinha, Anjani Kumar; Sinha, Usha K.
CIEFL Bulletin, v13 n2 p23-40 1977
The use of error analysis in second language instruction is discussed. Error analysis is seen as an effective aid to second language remedial teaching if errors are treated as evidence of learners' strategies, and analyzed in terms of their significance. A rule-oriented analysis explains why errors are made and implies what ought to be done to equip the language learner with better strategies. Priority is given to errors that cause hindrance to communication, but it is argued that "local" errors that are stigmatized or considered "foreign" by the native speaker should not be ignored. Theories about native language learning and second language learning are considered. (SW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Inst. of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderbad (India).