IJLLL 2021 Vol.7(4): 182-188 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2021.7.4.309

Error Analysis of College Students’ Spoken English

Liu Yang and Tian Jianguo
Abstract—Based on the theory of Error Analysis, this thesis records the production of spoken English of first year college students of Northwestern Polytechnical University as samples. After listening to the recorder repeatedly and carefully, the author classifies and describes the errors found in the corpus, investigates the causes of these errors and provides solutions to these problems. It is found that there are errors of performance, phonological errors, lexical errors, grammatical errors and pragmatic errors in this study. Reasons for these errors can be explained from the perspectives of interlingual transfer, intralingual interference, cognitive and affective factors, and communicative strategies. Accordingly, some countermeasures could be taken to effectively decrease errors.

Index Terms—Errors, spoken English, error analysis.

The authors are with the Northwestern Polytechnical Universi ty, Xi’an, China (e-mail: 1095993142@qq.com, tianjian@nwpu.edu.cn).

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Cite:Liu Yang and Tian Jianguo, "Error Analysis of College Students’ Spoken English," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 182-188, 2021.

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