|Title||Анализ и оценка на лексикални грешки при обучението на българи по английски език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1986|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
This paper deals with the gravity of some lexical errors in the performance of Bulgarian adult learners of English. The psychometric method of equal-appearing intervals (a seven-point scale) has been used in the measurement of one hundred most typical errors with international words. The errors are evaluated by twenty Bulgarian teachers of English and one English native speaker. The results arrived at quite clearly indicate the two main approaches, communicative and normative, applied in the evaluation of the experimental data. The communicative approach proved to be the predominant one. Thus, errors affecting the lexico-semantic structure of the word obtained the highest scale values. Occasional unreasonably high scale values with normative deviations are most likely to be attributed to factors like irritability, non-acceptability, etc. Lastly, the results point to some conclusions concerning the status and hierarchy of the components in the semantic structure of the word.