Error analysis, contrastive analysis and cohesive writing

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. N. Roets en_US
dc.contributor.author Kgafela, Regina Gwendoline
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T06:09:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T06:09:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-28
dc.date.submitted 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6698
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study wants to outline some of the errors made by the Motswana child when she/he communicates in English. I also want to look at the origin of the errors and how the errors affect cohesive writing and interpretation. This research also aims at making second language teachers aware of the influence a first language can have in the learning of a second language. Note: At school level, the student/child learns the language and does not acquire it and thus language learning skills or strategies should not be confused with language acquisition skills or strategies. Transfer has long been a controversial issue, bur recent studies support the view that crosslinguistic influences can have an important impact on second language learning. To elaborate on the above issue, the article, the pronoun and number will be looked at. I want to establish how much influence a learner's native language can have in making the learning of a new language easy or difficult. I want us to look at the following questions of which some will lead or develop into our hypotheses:- Will knowledge of the origin of errors eliminate or reduce the errors? Which errors will be eliminated and at what rate? Will the remedial lessons have an effect on the elimination or reduction of errors? Is the contrastive analysis method the best way to handle such a situation? To what extent do errors affect interpretation and connectivity? The study is conducted on the following language categories:- The pronoun (English vs Tswana) ; The article (English vs Tswana) ; Number (English vs Tswana) ; Cohesive writing (misconception/ambiguity) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject English language - Study and teaching - Foreign speakers en_US
dc.subject English language - Grammar, Comparative - Tswana en_US
dc.subject Tswana language - Grammar, Comparative - English en_US
dc.title Error analysis, contrastive analysis and cohesive writing en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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