International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Special Issue 12, Part A (2019)
A Morphosyntactic study of Iraqi EFL college students’ written essays: A corpus based analysis
The present paper attempts to examine the written essays of EFL Iraqi students on the basis of morphosyntax. Assuming that EFL students commit morphosyntactic errors, the researcher tries to identify, classify and interpret the morphosyntactic errors made by Iraqi EFL learners. A corpus of 80 English written compositions of students studying in the second year of college was analysed by the researcher for the purpose. After a detailed study and analysis of the samples, the research revealed that students commit the following morphosyntactic errors: subject-verb concord, word order, verb forms, word-morpheme omission or addition, short forms. A classification of these errors enabled the researcher to determine some pedagogical implications and arrive at ways to overcome the problems and enhance writing skill of students.
How to cite this article:
Maysaa Ridha Jawad. A Morphosyntactic study of Iraqi EFL college students’ written essays: A corpus based analysis. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(12S):145-151.