An analysis of speech errors of English as a second language learners in UiTM Negeri Sembilan / Norfazlika Abd. Karim

Abd. Karim, Norfazlika (2013) An analysis of speech errors of English as a second language learners in UiTM Negeri Sembilan / Norfazlika Abd. Karim. Social and Management Research Journal, 10 (2). pp. 1-23. ISSN 1675-7017


This study examined errors in the speech transcripts of 18 learners during their first semester Pre-Diploma in Science taking Pre-Diploma English I (BEL 021) course at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembi/an. The objectives of the study were to identify the speech errors and the possible sources ofsuch errors as some English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers seemed to make only few attempts in correcting errors in their evaluation ofthe learners' speaking tasks due to the fact that they might not be fully equipped with a practical guide to an examination of learners' spoken English errors. Data were obtained through the learners' individual oral presentation in which it was tape-recorded. transcribed and analysed for errors. An analysis of the speech errors suggested that the sources of errors may be attributable to two major transfers: interlingual and intralingual and most errors learners produce resulting from the normal development of the target language (intralingual errors).


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Abd. Karim,
Subjects: L Education > LG Individual institutions > Asia > Malaysia > Universiti Teknologi MARA > Negeri Sembilan
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media > Oral communication. Speech > Malaysia
P Language and Literature > PE English language
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Social and Management Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Social and Management Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7017
Volume: 10
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-23
Item ID: 13116
Uncontrolled Keywords: Error Analysis, Speech Errors, Intralingual Errors, Interlingual Errors


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