Errors In Language Learning

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Language is mostly known as a tool used to meet the basic needs of human beings by fulfilling language functions such exchanging information, getting addressees to do something, expressing their feelings, committing themselves to doing something, establishing social relationships and so on. The importance of language learning has incomparably been of great interest and concern to human beings especially to linguists. In this domain, Corder (1962: 20) likens language to an instrument which can be handled, used for a specific aim, and put down again.
There is no doubt that English is an international language which is globally used for communicative, academic, and scientific purposes. In the Kurdistan region of Iraq, English language
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The proponents of this view approach errors as normal outgrowths of language learning. Corder (1951: 5), who is known as a prominent figure in the field of Error Analysis, states that “We live in an imperfect world and consequently errors will occur in spite of all our efforts". This view gained popularity among scholars, researchers and linguists since it is not expected thoroughly from learners to perfectly follow and acquire a language without making errors. As Chiang (1981: 10) further fortifies this notion by claiming that errors learners make in their writings are their own system of learning towards the norms of the target…show more content…
Corder has dealt with the phenomenon in three of his sources. Corder ( 1967) indicates that the value of errors not only interests linguists but the instructors who are directly involved in students process of learning and the language learners as well adding that although scrutinising those errors will base a better understanding to the nature of language, especially to the learners ' instinctive language system, they shape a remedial foundation to language teaching/learning process. In his article Significance of Learners ' Errors Corder (1974) again touches upon the importance of error analysis stating that those errors expose the problematic parts teachers and textbook designers may find worth observing. He says" errors can tell the teacher how far towards the goal has the learner progressed and consequently , what remains for him or her to learn, so, students ' errors are valuable feedbacks"(Corder, 1974: 125). I his later book Error Analysis and Interlanguage, Corder for one more time reaffirms the usefulness of Error analysis. In the introduction of his book Corder ( 1981: 1) states that error analysis need to be justified based on two objectives : the instructive( pedagogical) justification which involves the fact that first there must be a systematic comprehension of the nature of errors. accordingly, an eradicative method can

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