Identification of Students’ Syntactic Fossilization at the Second Year Students at MTs DDI Lero kab. Pinrang

Ihsan, Ihsan (2019) Identification of Students’ Syntactic Fossilization at the Second Year Students at MTs DDI Lero kab. Pinrang. Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Parepare.

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Most of students in our country live in the multilingual society. This will influence the students and can appear an interference caused by the system or syntactic structure of Indonesian language. It is probably true to say that most learners of a foreign or second language fail to achieve their aim of native-speaker-like proficiency due to an inability to permanently correct persistent errors. This condition has become known as fossilization.

The objectives of the research are identifying the syntactic fossilization of the second year students at MTs DDI Lero and to know the reason fossilization errors occur. The method used was descriptive. The population and sample was the second year students of MTs DDI Lero. The instrument used was writing free composition entitled “about myself” of about 150 to 200 words that focused on present tense.

The data analysis shows that the errors frequency collected from first data (free composition 1) and second data (free composition 2) were compared and the result revealed that grammar instruction was capable of reducing 44% of the learners’ errors, from 747 error cases in first data (free composition 1) to 326 error cases in second data (free composition 2). The learners’ grammatical errors appeared to be so dynamic. They once appeared then due the pedagogical intervention, some were destabilized and others were stabilized. 54% errors were stabilized; the stabilized errors can fossilize, if the learners stop learning or lack of motivation in learning.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fossilization, grammar, interlanguage
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah > Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Subhan Saleh
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 01:52
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 01:52

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