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An Analysis on Interlanguage Fossilization Phenomenon in Students’ Writing Performance

Mufid, Mohammad Khoirul (2014) An Analysis on Interlanguage Fossilization Phenomenon in Students’ Writing Performance. Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Metro.


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It has been widely recognized that interlanguage fossilization is the common phenomena in second or foreign language acquisition. Interlanguage fossilization is caused by deviant forms from target language that produced permanently. Consequently, the students cannot achieve the same level of first language competence. Therefore, the present study tries to investigate the students’ writing performance to know whether interlanguage fossilization occurs or not. The primary goal of this research is to give information about interlanguage fossilization in students’ writing performance of English Education Study Program of STAIN Jurai Siwo Metro.

This research uses qualitative research. It is used to describe interlanguage fossilization that occurred in students’ writing performance. In collecting the data, this study applies documentation and interview. Purposive sampling is used as the technique for choosing the participants. The participants of this research are ten students of the sixth and the eight semester of English Education Study Program of STAIN Jurai Siwo Metro in the Academic Year of 2013/2014.

The result of this research shows that there are two types of interlanguage fossilization that are commonly produced by students’ writing performance. They are syntactical fossilization and morphological fossilization. Syntactical fossilization consists of71, 86% and morphological fossilization consists of 28, 14%. Moreover, interlanguage fossilization phenomenon in students’ writing performance is caused by the students’ low English proficiency. Therefore, the students should be more active student than passive student to improve their English ability and the lecturers had better often give the students feedback on their writing to avoid interlanguage fossilization phenomenon.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Kependidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Aan Gufroni .
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 04:06
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 04:06

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