Error analysis of subject-verb agreement in the diary written by the English department students

Miftah, M. Z. and Syaifurrahman, M. (2016) Error analysis of subject-verb agreement in the diary written by the English department students. In: the 2nd National Conference on English Language Teaching (NACELT): 21st Century English Language Teaching, 14 November 2016, Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Palangka Raya, Indonesia.

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This study was aimed at investigating the types of errors and the factors of errors which cause subject-verb agreement errors in the diary written by the second semester students of the English Department at IAIN Palangka Raya. The qualitative approach with content analysis was applied in this study. The analysis was based on surface strategy taxonomy. It was used writing test, writing task, interview, and documentation for the data collection. The subjects of the study were three students which were selected from the lowest score obtained from the writing test. The three students were given writing tasks to write their diaries in two times a week within a month. In analyzing the data, it was used some techniques such as data collection, data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The results show that there were 52 subject-verb agreement errors in their diaries. They were spread out on three types of error on surface strategy taxonomy: 14 (26.92%) errors in misformation, 19 (36.54%) errors in addition, and 19 (36.54%) errors in omission. The subject-verb agreement errors in their diaries were caused by 12 (23.08%) interlingual transfers and 40 (76.92%) intralingual transfers.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: error analysis, subject-verb agreement, writing, diary
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa > Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: M. Zaini Miftah
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2023 05:51
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2023 05:51

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