Verbal Discourse Errors of Linguistic Students in the University of Antique

  • Erwin Lesbos Purcia
Keywords: verbal discourses, error analysis, linguistic students, English language communication


This study analyzed the verbal discourse errors of students in their Linguistic class. Utilizing descriptive-qualitative research method with 40 conveniently selected respondents, it is found that students committed phonological and grammatical errors. They made phonological mistakes regarding vowel sounds and consonant quality. While they make the majority of morphological mistakes in grammar, they make the fewest lexical errors. Finally, there is a strong correlation between the language spoken at home and exposure to mass media's phonological errors. Thus, educators and curriculum designers urge that intense communication activities be included into the country's language curriculum to guarantee and promote students' communicative competence.