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Selected errors in the use of verbs by adult learners of English at B1, B2 and C1 levels
Selected errors in the use of verbs by adult learners of English at B1, B2 and C1 levels

Author(s): Sylwia Twardo
Subject(s): Foreign languages learning, Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Language acquisition
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: learner corpora; non-word errors; POS-tagging; verbs;
Summary/Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of selected error types that appear in a learner corpus of students’ examination work in English, tagged for part of speech (POS) using CLAWS7. The study focuses on verbs and embraces two aspects: errors made in POS- tagging of verbs, and non-word errors made by students in words tagged as verbs. Non-word errors are words which do not belong to an English word list. The erroneously POS-tagged verbs were mostly non-words, but some were other parts of speech. In the latter case the errors may have been caused by the context in which the students used these words. The non-word errors were in most cases spelling errors but also morphological errors mainly connected with creating the past forms and –ing forms.

  • Page Range: 273-282
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English