Phraseology effects as a trigger for errors in L2 English: The case of more advanced learners

  title={Phraseology effects as a trigger for errors in L2 English: The case of more advanced learners},
  author={J. Osborne},
When language learners produce “simple” errors (e.g. omission of 3rd person - s ) on forms where their performance is predominantly target-like, are these errors random instances of backsliding, or is there some pattern to the contexts in which they appear? This chapter looks at four such errors – omission of 3rd person - s , inappropriate adverb placement, pluralized adjectives, and plural use of mass nouns – taken from two corpora of written productions by university level learners of English… Expand
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