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EEO. 2020; 19(4): 4488-4500

Second Language Errors and Features of World Englishes: A Perception of University English Teachers in Pakistan

Dr Sikander Ali, Faiza Abid, Rida Sarfraz, Zafar Iqbal Bhatti.

This paper aims at gauging the perception of university teachers about second language errors’ in teaching of writing in Pakistani universities. However, the standardization of world Englishes (WEs) and conceptualizations of second language errors and mistake have been considers from SLA point of view is that it should be obtain native competence in the targeted language. This research is an amalgamation of both qualitative and quantitative studies. For the qualitative part and gauging the perception of teachers’ Bamgbos (1998) acceptability and codification features have been encapsulated. For the quantitative part, 50 questionnaires have been distributed randomly among the Pakistani university teachers. The questionnaire is consisting of 18 statements and is following the pattern of Likert scale. Results reveal that teachers are much aware about the concept of World Englishes and are apprehending the importance of the standardization. Hence keeping in mind the feature of codification and cultural diversity there is a minor chance of acceptability of the errors in grammatical items like tenses , spellings and sentence structures.

Key words: Second language, Errors, Perception, Acceptability, Codification, teachers

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