ERROR ANALYSES OF THE WRITTEN ENGLISH OF FINAL YEAR STUDENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT

Authors:  Samuel Fubara Joshua & Eucharia A. Eze

Published: March 2018

Abstract

This research work is error analyses of final year students of the department of linguistics and communication studies, university of Port Harcourt. The aim is to get a feedback that will be of immense value for better performances of the students. Literature on error analysis by some authors was reviewed. The students supplied the data for this study through their first semester examination scripts on a course taught by the researcher entitled “Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics” for the 2016/2017 academic session. The errors identified after marking the scripts were classified into error types and were systematically analyzed. The analysis included the explanation of the types of error made by the students as they relate to different sources. The result of this work was amazing and showed that this category of students, though almost out of the university, still lacked some fundamental knowledge of the English language for effective communication, which they seriously need as they go out to the labour market. On the basis of the findings, the researcher made some recommendations which if effected, will go a long way to remedy the problem of poor expressions in English.

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