Exploring Students’ Affixation Error on Writing Hortatory Exposition Essay
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- Affixation Error, Hortatory Exposition Essay
This research aimed to pinpoint affixation errors in writing, which was done by extracting the errors in the writings of 30 hortatory exposition essays written by students of English Education Department at Universitas Negeri Padang. This study was using Plag’s (2003) theory of affixation and McCarthy’s (2002) theory. As a result of this qualitative research which was using content analysis method, two types of errors were extracted as the following: 196 inflectional suffixes errors and 93 derivational suffixes errors. For inflectional suffixes, there were 53 errors in showing present tense, 14 errors in showing past tense, 8 errors in showing participle, 14 errors in showing continuous, 102 errors in showing plurality, and 5 errors in showing possession. For derivational suffixes, there were 85 errors in the use of noun, 7 errors in the use of the adjectives, and 1 error in the use of adverb. However, it can be generally concluded that the University students have not mastered or understood the structure of English language. The findings of the study have implications for the academic writing class.
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TY - CONF AU - Reni Putri Gemini AU - Hermawati Syarif AU - Hamzah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/19 TI - Exploring Students’ Affixation Error on Writing Hortatory Exposition Essay BT - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA-2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 255 EP - 257 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200819.051 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200819.051 ID - Gemini2020 ER -