A STUDY OF STUDENTS’ ERRORS IN CONSTRUCTING PASSIVE VOICE

NURHAYATI, - (2012) A STUDY OF STUDENTS’ ERRORS IN CONSTRUCTING PASSIVE VOICE. Bachelor thesis, UNIVERSITAS MUHAMMADIYAH PURWOKERTO.

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Abstract

The aim of this research was to find out the types and causes of errors among the students in using passive voice. This research is descriptive qualitative. The data of this research was obtained through the writing test by changing the sentence from active into passive. The writing test was created to come samples of the participants. After the data has been analyzed, the writer found answers which containing grammatical errors. These grammatical errors were analyzed based on Richard’s theory in Error Analysis: Perspectives on Second Language Acquisition (1974: 74). The result of the research showed that the students who made overgeneralization (52.87 %), Ignorance of rule restrictions (2.86 %), False concept hypothesized (44.27 %). It means that the highest frequency of error in passive voice is overgeneralization. The lowest frequency is ignorance of rule restrictions so that, there is no serious problem in this type of error. Moreover, the causes of errors, they are carelessness, first language interference and translation. Many students made errors caused by carelessness. On the other hands, the researcher also found the average of students’ ability. The students who correctly answer there are 55.56 %. It means that the students can enough to use passive voice. Actually, it is not enough so that, the students must be improve their ability in order to they can master better in passive voice. The students’ errors can occur because the lack of knowledge in English grammar.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Ambar Pujiyatno, S.S., M.Hum. and Khristianto, S.S., M.Hum.
Uncontrolled Keywords: error analysis; grammatical errors; passive voice; intralingual; analisis kesalahan; kesalahan pada struktur kalimat; kalimat pasif; intralingual;
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Fakultas Sastra dan Komunikasi > Sastra Inggris S1
Depositing User: Riski Wismana
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2017 02:44
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2017 02:44
URI: http://repository.ump.ac.id/id/eprint/6463

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