1980．第8卷第2期（Vol. 8 No. 2）．pp. 919
An Error Analysis of the Use of Words and Sentence Structure in Chinese Composition
An error analysis was conducted on Chinese composition in terms of the use of words and sentence structure. In March, 1980, 514 pieces of Chinese composition were collected from Form II and Form IV students of seven subsidized schools in Hong Kong. Examples on different types of errors were given and discussed in connection with the influences of the Cantonese dialect. Generalizations were subjectively derived with reference to psycholinguistic theories.