Errors of Creativity presents an in-depth analysis of both the sources and characteristics of lexical errors committed by Chinese college students who major in English language. Using theories of the semantic field and componential analysis as the theoretical basis, Errors of Creativity gives new insight into the specific area of error analysis, as well as to the theory and practice of L2 acquisition.
Xiao-Ming Yang is Associate Professor of English at Ocean County College in New Jersey. Huaxin Xu is Assistant Professor of English at Salem-Teikyo University.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 Theories of Error Analysis Chapter 6 Data Processing Chapter 7 Analysis of Lexical Errors Chapter 8 Conclusion and General Discussion of the Findings Chapter 9 Appendix I: Sample Essays Chapter 10 Appendix II: Lexical Errors Occurring in All Sample Essays Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 About the Authors