Analysis of English Article Use by Mongolian Students: On the Cases of GMIT Students (79887)

Session Information: Language, Linguistics
Session Chair: Simona Fraštíková

Saturday, 25 May 2024 09:55
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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This study addresses the challenges faced by Mongolian learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners trying to master the English article system, given the absence of definite and indefinite article grammar in the Mongolian language. The research utilizes Surface Structure Taxonomies (SST) to identify types, frequency, and sources of definite and indefinite article errors in essay writing. The study reveals that the predominant issue is the misapplication of the definite article "the" and frequent omission of articles, constituting 85% of total errors. L1 interference significantly influences the second language acquisition process, hindering learning. The research recommends a SST for error identification and advocates increased practical writing composition and feedback to address these challenges.

Nomindari Byambasaikhan, German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology, Mongolia
Mungunchimeg Amar, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
Enkhbaatar Tsedenbazar, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia
Zolzaya Choijin, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Mongolia

About the Presenter(s)
Miss Nomindari Byambasaikhan is lecturer in English, German-Mongolian University of Resources and Technology. She is a doctorate student in Mongolian University of Science and Technology. She is presently engaged in doctoral studies in linguistics.

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