Grammatical Errors Analysis of the First Year English Major Students, Udon Thani Rajabhat University

Abstract

The purposes of this research were; 1.) to investigate types of grammatical errors made by the first year English major students, Udon Thani Rajabhat University, 2.) to explain characteristics of the errors and give examples of the errors in order to find out the proper ways to solve those errors. Data was collected from 49 first year English major students' 200-250 word essays. Frequency and percentage were used for data analysis. The results indicated that the most frequent errors were general grammatical errors: verbs, nouns, possessive case, articles, prepositions, adjectives, and adverbs (47.41%), syntactic errors: sentence structure, ordering, and coordination/subordination (19.53%), substance errors: capitalization, spelling, and punctuations (19.19%), lexical errors: word selection and word formation (11.68), and semantic errors: ambiguous communication and miscommunication (2.17%) respectively. The characteristics of grammatical errors found in this study were omission, misinformation, misordering, and overgeneralization.



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Kittiporn Nonkukhetkhong, Udon thani Rajabhat University, Thailand

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Conference: ACLL2013
Stream: Language Learning

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