The errors committed by the students are classified into three different categories. The first category is interlingual and intralingual errors. The second category is language transfer, transfer of training, strategies of second language learning, strategies of second language communication and over generalization Selinker , The aim of this paper is to focus on the intralingual errors Yemeni learners make while writing. The data was derived from free compositions written by learners. Additionally, this paper will also draw attention of teachers of English language to a list of errors that is recurrent among learner.
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They were believed to destroy the whole process of language learning. Errors are no longer seen as devil signs of failure to be prevented and eradicated. On the contrary, errors are considered signs of developmental processes involved in the learning of language.
Brown maintains that by a gradual process of trial and error and hypothesis testing, learners slowly and tediously succeeded in establishing closer and closer approximations to the systems used by native speakers of the language. Therefore , we must know the causes of that errors first. In this case previous learned structures create problems for the learner to learn new language. It occurs at different levels such as transfer of phonological, morphological, grammatical elements of the native language L1 into the Target Language.
Phonological level Phonologically speaking, there are certain features specific to any individual language. Such features may not be found in another language, or even if they exist in another language, they may take new characteristics which again make them distinctive features in that particular language.
The sounds that do not occur in Bhs Indonesia cause the students to mispronounce them. They attempt to pronounce them. Examples :.
2.6.2 Intralingual /developmental error analysis
Analysis of Intralingual Errors in Learning English as a Foreign Language by Yemeni Students