Error Analysis in Oral Production of Turkish Learners of English

Akarsu, Oktay
June 2011
Journal of Graduate School of Social Sciences;Jun2011, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p235
Academic Journal
In this study, the errors committed by Turkish Learners of English as a foreign language in oral production and the sources of these errors were studied. Corder's model (1971) was used to identify these errors. The procedures of error analysis were explained in detail. In order to find out whether the materials used in the experimental study need revision and improvement, a pilot study was performed. To see the effects of proficiency on the errors and whether extra input the subjects obtain outside the classroom affect their speech, subjects were given a multiple-choice test and questionnaire. Having identified the errors and investigated the sources of these errors made by Turkish Learners of English as a Foreign Language, some pedagogical implications were considered. Especially, error correction techniques during the classroom activities were presented.


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