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ERIC Number: ED281369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Syntactic and Morphological Errors of English Speakers on the Spanish Past Tenses.
Barnwell, David
A study examined the patterns of error in the preterite and imperfect tenses in the written Spanish of native English-speaking college students. Errors found in the midterm examination were analyzed to determine whether they were due to incorrect tense, incorrect form of the tense, or both. It was predicted that many students would choose incorrect form or tense, and many more would choose both. Results revealed that very few answered with both incorrect tense and incorrect form, suggesting that the choice of verb tense and knowledge of correct form are largely independent of each other. In addition, interlingual errors (choice of tense) were slightly more common than intralingual errors (choice of verb form), supporting some earlier research results. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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