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ERIC Number: EJ116079
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Publication Date: 1974
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An Error in Error Analysis
Schachter, Jacqueline
Language Learning, 24, 2, 205-214, Dec 74
Contrastive analysis a priori predicts facts of possible errors in learning a second language that contrastive analysis a posteriori cannot explain. In a study of relative clause formation, the latter approach shows that students have no trouble, whereas the former approach shows the task to be so difficult that they avoid it. (AG)
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