British Journal of English Linguistics (BJEL)

EA Journals


An Analysis of Student’s Grammatical Errors in Writing a Thesis Proposal of TBI at UIN Mataram (Published)

The aim of this research is to analyze the grammatical errors in writing a thesis proposal. The researcher conducted study because a lot of errors in writing a thesis proposal still made by a student. The research type is descriptive qualitative. Qualitative descriptive‟ is a viable and acceptable label for a qualitative research design. Therefore, this research described the observed phenomena in the form of words. The population of the study was all students of the class b, the eighth semester of TBI at UIN Mataram. With relation to sample in this study, purposive sampling technique was used to take the sample. So, in the interest of the sample, the researcher took one student for analyzing her thesis proposal, as the objects based on the types of grammatical errors namely Subject-Verb Agreement Error, Verb Form Error, Verb Tense Error, Singular/Plural Error and Word Form Error. Based on the data analyzed, it was found that the frequent and dominant errors done by a thesis proposal of a student are as follow: Subject-Verb Agreement (17,85%), Verb Form (35,71%), Verb Tense (10,71%), Singular/Plural Noun Form (10,71%), and Word Form (25%). Whereas, the dominant error is Errors related to Verb Form that comprises 10 errors (35,71%).

Keywords: Grammar, a thesis proposal, errors analysis

Acquisition of Wh-Questions in English by Saudi English Majors in Najran University (Published)

This study analyzes question formation errors in English made by EFL majors in Najran University – KSA. The aim of the study is to find out the types and causes behind making such errors. For this purpose, the researcher has designed a wh-question generating instrument. After identifying the categories of errors, the data analysis has shown agreement with similar previous studies. The most common error types in forming wh-questions in English are: auxiliary omission, wrong question word, aux.-subject inversion, Wrong auxiliary and many others.Our study has also revealed that some of the errors are due to grammar incompetence required for question formation, while others can be attributed to structure dissimilarities of the two languages.

Keywords: EFL Learners’, Grammar, L 1 Interference, Question Formation, Saudi Arabia

An Investigation into Undergraduates’ Errors in the Use of the Indefinite Article at Omar Al-Mukhtar University (Published)

The purpose of this study was to examine  the use of English articles as well the errors made by the students at Omar Al-Mukhtar University. The research objectives consists of : To identify the types and sources of errors made by Libyan EFL Undergraduates at Omar Al-Mukhtar University in the use of the indefinite article during their written composition, To determine the major types of errors in which larger numbers of errors have been committed by the students in their written composition.  Based on previous studies,  A qualitative method of data collection represented by an essay-writing composition is implemented in this study. Moreover, they were asked to write essay writing composition of the following topics “Discuss The Problems You Face In Learning English Language?” The results provide of this study, reporting the information collected from Compositions and  analyzed by  using descriptive statistical percentages in terms of errors numbers and percentages of errors occurrences under their major types, which enabled the researchers to put these in an order of their occurrences. In other words, data were organized using categories given to each of these errors. Regarding the length of compositions, a total of (2194) English words were written by the students across their university levels. Freshmen wrote a total of (1193) words which represents (54.37%) whereas sophomores wrote (1001) words which represents (40.62%). These research also suggest that there is a significant and negative impact of  the use of English Articles. Since majority of students agreed that the English Articles are important, and  we should look at the importance of English language as well as how students improve their proficiency in English articles  towards mastering the use of English language.

Keywords: Articles, English Language, Grammar, Language Acquisition, Morpheme, communication, writing

Scroll to Top

Don't miss any Call For Paper update from EA Journals

Fill up the form below and get notified everytime we call for new submissions for our journals.