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Title: Learning from natives’ errors: an analysis of students’ errors in written language
Authors: Deveneyns, Annelies ×
Tummers, José #
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Host Document: Proceedings of the 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference vol:6 pages:1660-1670
Conference: International Technology, Education and Development Conference edition:6 location:Valencia, Spain date:5-7 March 2012
Article number: 463
Abstract: There is a growing concern in Flanders about the deterioration of native (written) language proficiency amongst youngsters. In this paper, we will outline a study of the errors in texts written in Dutch by bachelor students. We will pin-point the most acute and most frequent errors in order to develop adapted language material to bridge the gap between the actual and the desired level of proficiency. An error coding scheme was designed that, in line with learner corpus research, combines linguistic information (spelling; lexicon; syntax; textual structure) and error information (erroneous use; omission; redundancy). The most widespread and recurrent errors belong to the categories textual grammar (especially referential coherence), syntax, punctuation and lexical use. Those errors typically cause interpretative problems which interrupt the reading process. The results are the starting point of a usage-based remediation process of the students’ written language proficiency by creating a growing awareness of correct formal language use.
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Algemene Diensten - UC Leuven
Department of Teacher Training - UC Leuven
Department of Business and Management Studies - UC Leuven
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