AN ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL ERROR IN THE DESCRIPTIVE TEXT WRITING

DEVI, NURYANA (2021) AN ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL ERROR IN THE DESCRIPTIVE TEXT WRITING. Undergraduate thesis, UIN Raden Intan Lampung.

[img] PDF
Download (2MB)
[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (10MB)

Abstract

ABSTRACT AN ANALYSIS OF LEXICAL ERROR IN THE DESCRIPTIVE TEXT WRITING Words construct the building blocks of language. If they are well chosen, a writer can easily deliver his/her intended meanings. In the contrary, when they are inappropriately selected, they will bring about confusion for the readers. The language learners‟ fault in choosing the word is called as lexical error. This study aims at examining the types of lexical errors, calculating the most common lexical error and also analyze the causes of lexical error on students‟ descriptive text writing. This research used qualitative descriptive research design. The sample of this research was VIII.2 class of SMPN 2 Bandar Lampung in academic year 2020/2021 that consist of 30 students. In collecting the data, the researcher asked the students to write a descriptive text with a random topic then collected it and analyzed the types and the causes of lexical errors based on Llach‟ lexical errors taxonomy (2011). The researcher also calculated the percentage of each types of lexical errors to know the most lexical errors made by the sudents. This study found a total of 156 lexical errors in five types of lexical error. The proportions of errors were 100 items of borrowing (64,2%), 30 items of calque (19,2%), 13 items of misspelling (8,3%), 7 items of misselection (4,5%), and 6 items of semantic confusion (3,8%). In conclusion, Borrowing was the most lexical error found in this study, and the results of this study confirmed that almost all of the students still have lack of vocabularies and have a serious problem in translating the L1 to the target language, it is due to mother tongue influenced. Keywords: descriptive text, error analysis, lexical words, writing.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: LAYANAN PERPUSTAKAAN UINRIL REFERENSI
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 03:36
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 03:36
URI: http://repository.radenintan.ac.id/id/eprint/14992

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item