The Impact of Syntactic Errors in Listening Towards in Academic Writing

Syahfitri Purnama

Abstract


This study aims to determine a syntax error in the exercise heard that affect the improvement of academic writing skills in English. This research was conducted in the language laboratory of the National University in Jakarta and the object of this study was written twenty students of the second semester course on Spoken English in the Faculty of Letters Department of English. The method used is descriptive method with content analysis techniques. Based on the results of the study, the most common error made by the student in connection with a taxonomic structure outside is one form (misselection), in terms of employment (58.2%), working in the phrase intralingual errors (59.7%) and local error in terms of employment (55.3). A syntax error in writing through listening comprehension includes system of language structure, vocabulary, and language usage.



Keywords


grammatical error; error analysis; surface structure taxanomy.

References


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