Can lexical errors inform about word class acquisition in FL?evidence from greek learners of Spanish as a foreign language

  1. Kiriakí Palapanidi 1
  2. María del Pilar Agustín Llach 2
  1. 1 Hellenic Open University

    Hellenic Open University

    Patrás, Grecia


  2. 2 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España


Revista de lingüística y lenguas aplicadas

ISSN: 1886-2438

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 9

Pages: 67-78

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4995/RLYLA.2014.1670 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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This research study examines the order of acquisition of four different classes of words: verbs, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs in three different levels of proficiency in the FL. We apply the procedure of Error Analysis to a corpus of written compositions and analyze the interlingual and intralingual lexical errors (formal and semantic) of Greek students studying Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL). Our results have shown i) that there is a relationship between the type of word and the production of lexical errors and ii) that the evolution of lexical errors presents different trends for different word classes. Additionally, our results lead us to the conclusion that word class is a stronger predictor of lexical error type than proficiency level.

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