Syntactic Errors In The Theses Written By Undergraduate Students

Saripudin, Agus (2014) Syntactic Errors In The Theses Written By Undergraduate Students. In: Improving The Quality Of Education To StrengThen Global Competitiveness:A Response to The Current Curriculum. FKIP Unsri, FKIP Unsri South Sumatera Indonesia, pp. 488-500. ISBN 978-602-70378-0-9


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This study investigated syntactic errors existing in the theses written by undergraduate students of the English Education Study Program, Faculty of Teachers Training and Education, University of Sriwijaya. It was aimed at revealing the types and causes of the errors. Twenty-four theses written in 2010 were chosen as the source of the data. The data analysis procedure included error identification, description, classification and explanation. The error classification was conducted using the linguistic and surface strategy taxonomies as proposed by Dulay et al (1982). The results showed that the syntactic errors in the theses included various phrase and cause errors and this errors were in the form of omission, addition, misformation, misordering, and substitution. Furthermore two major causes of the errors were inferred and interpreted as interlingual transfer. Some errors were also interpreted as having multiple sources rather mere single sources. This study finally suggests teachers could conduct instructional remedies with a strong emphasis on the most recurring interlingual and intralingual errors and encourages students to develop a better attitude towards using grammar in academic and scientific while at the same time applying a more risk-taking style in learning

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: error analysis,syntactic errors,thesis writing
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Educational Science > 88201-Indonesian Culture and Linguistics Education (S1)
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 02:04
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 02:04

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