Error Analysis of CTs in Iraqi Undergraduate EFL`s Writing


The process of acquiring a new language or target language (henceforth TL) involves specific problems which differ immensely from the problems encountered in acquiring the native language (henceforth NL). The former include getting a good mastery of its sound system, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Yet the problems noticed in the performance of the learners` writing are to be investigated alone since writing is the “most difficult of the language abilities to acquire.” (Corder, 1974: 177) Moreover; errors in writing in TL show special features and therefore the remedial steps which might be suggested will be different.