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2011 | 47 | 361
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A comparative study of morphosyntactic and discourse errors of intermediate and advanced EFL learners’ writing

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The main purpose of the present paper is to identify the morphosyntactic and discourse errors of language learners at sentence and essay levels. To achieve this end, a total number of 50 Iranian university students were selected to participate in the study. Two types of test were administrated to the participants: a recognition test and a production test. In the former, the participants were asked to read 42 English sentences and identify the erroneous morphosyntactic forms; and in the latter, they were required to translate 14 Persian sentences into English and also write a two paragraph essay. Using Ferris’ (2002) model, the results indicated that there was a direct relationship between the number of errors and the participants’ level of proficiency. The results also revealed statistically significant differences between error identification and error production of both freshmen and seniors Iranian English language learners.
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47
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361
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published
2011
received
2010-12-15
revised
2011-03-15
accepted
2011-03-16
online
2011-06-14
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  • Iranian academic center for education, culture and research, Khouzestan branch, Iran, alibardideh@yahoo.com
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_psicl-2011-0021
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