Investigating types and sources of subject verb disagreement errors in writing : the case of first year students of English, Badji Mokhtar university-Annaba

Other Title(s)

دراسة أنواع و مصادر أخطاء عدم مطابقة الفعل للفاعل عند الكتابة : دراسة حالة طلاب السنة الأولى في اللغة الإنجليزية، حالة جامعة باجي مختار-عنابة

Joint Authors

Menaoui, Samirah
Hocine, Nacira

Source

Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature

Issue

Vol. 12, Issue 2 (30 Sep. 2020), pp.2000-2016, 17 p.

Publisher

University of Shaheed Hama al-Akhdar in Wadi Faculty of Arts and Languages

Publication Date

2020-09-30

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

17

Main Topic

Education
Languages

Topics

Abstract EN

Accuracy in writing is paramount as it leads to better achievement.

Among the features that play a role in its attainment is subject/ verb agreement.

Our study aims at identifying the prevalent types of disagreement between the subject and verb; and the linguistic sources behind its occurrence.

In doing so, data was gathered from an activity given to 163 first year students of English from Annaba University, and corpora of 65 quiz/exam sheets taken from the previous sample.

As for data analysis, we used the quantitative method with the help of the statistical tool “Excel”.

Findings of the activity revealed that the highest error type is notional disagreement; while corpora analysis reported omission error.

Besides, the source of the investigated problem was mostly intralingual.

Therefore, teachers are recommended to implement error analysis to find out the exact types and sources of subject/ verb disagreement error; then, they can devise extensive remedial activities.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Menaoui, Samirah& Hocine, Nacira. 2020. Investigating types and sources of subject verb disagreement errors in writing : the case of first year students of English, Badji Mokhtar university-Annaba. Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature،Vol. 12, no. 2, pp.2000-2016.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-989525

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Menaoui, Samirah& Hocine, Nacira. Investigating types and sources of subject verb disagreement errors in writing : the case of first year students of English, Badji Mokhtar university-Annaba. Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature Vol. 12, no. 2 (Sep. 2020), pp.2000-2016.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-989525

American Medical Association (AMA)

Menaoui, Samirah& Hocine, Nacira. Investigating types and sources of subject verb disagreement errors in writing : the case of first year students of English, Badji Mokhtar university-Annaba. Journal of Arabic Language Sciences and Literature. 2020. Vol. 12, no. 2, pp.2000-2016.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-989525

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Text in English ; abstracts in English and Arabic.

Record ID

BIM-989525