A STUDY OF ERROR ANALYSIS IN WRITTEN PRODUCTION: A CASE STUDY OF ENGLISH ESSAYS BY STUDENTS OF MULTAN, PAKISTAN
In the present research, the researchers analyze the errors committed by the secondary level students that belong to Multan, Punjab. Error analysis is a domain of Applied Linguistics that helps Teachers and students find the problem and their possible solution, especially during the second language acquisition classroom activities. The study is qualitative and descriptive by nature, and the data of the research has been collected from the thirty students of matric class through written essay writing. The study analyzes the data by employing Corder’s (1967) model of Error Analysis. After the data analysis, the researcher finds that the students seem to have no perception of essential grammar elements, especially in the tenses while making sentences. The students have no concepts of singular and plural nouns or subjects. They are unable to use the additional form of the verb in Present Indefinite Tense. Moreover, they lack perception in pronouns, their cases, i.e., subjective, possessive, or objective case. They are unable to use adjectives and adverbs in their proper place. It seems that psychologically they look depressed and confused except having a few things in their minds.
Keywords; Error Analysis, Second Language Acquisitions, Secondary education, Corder’s model of EA