Analysis on Lexical Errors in College English Writing

Xiaoli BAO


This article uses the corpus to investigate the lexical errors occurring in 134 compositions in CET4. Through induction and analysis, four main kinds of errors are found: part of speech errors, substitution errors, absence errors and redundancy errors. The sources of errors are both mother tongue interference and incomplete learning and understanding of the target language rules.


Corpus; Lexical errors; Error analysis

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