Case study on the Analysis of Albanian Students’ English Copular Clauses

Suzana Samarxhiu

Abstract


The main aim of this study is to analyze some difficulties that Albanian students face when using the English copular clauses.

The acquisition of a foreign language is not an easy process, but it is difficult and progressive. As a result, students have difficulties in this long journey of the learning process. Part of this journey is even the errors. Analyzing the latter ones, we understand that it is difficult to find their source, given that the errors of the students are of different natures.  But, one of the main sources in the fallibility of linguistic rules is the influence of the mother tongue. This fact is already proven by researchers, as well as teachers involved in the teaching process of a foreign language. Through our studies, it emerged that Albanian students most frequently make errors in structures designed by copular constructions in English. This happens because the Albanian students use the English copular clauses, based on their linguistic intuition of the native language and not the rules of English grammar. The researcher was motivated to make a study on the kinds of errors that Albanian students make, while using these English linguistic constructions. 

Copular Clauses, Errors, Second Language Acquisition


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijhrs.v5i1.7333

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