INDUCED ERRORS IN THE ACADEMIC WRITING: THE IMPLICATION OF PHONOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES AMONG HND 1 STUDENTS OF KANO STATE POLYTECHNIC, KANO STATE, NIGERIA
- Induced errors,
- Academic writing,
- HND 1 students
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This study examined the induced errors in the academic writing that are due to the implication of phonological difficulties among HND 1 students of Kano State Polytechnic. The population of this work was one thousand seven hundred and fifty HND 1 students from five unit schools and the simple random sampling technique was employed whereby one hundred and seventy-five students were selected as a sample size of the study. Prepared written test on composition writing was adopted as the instrument of the study in which intense scrutiny marking skill was used to detect the lexical errors that are due to the implication of phonological problems. Similarly, Lacey and Luff’s grounded analysis technique is employed in which the spelling errors observed are compared with the pronunciation problems identified on the pronunciation problems in English and some Nigerian languages. This research identified some spelling errors that are due to the phonological difficulties of some English phonemes among HND I students of Kano State Polytechnic such as labio-dental, fricative, voiceless consonant /f/ with bilabial, plosive, voiceless consonant /p/. And, labio-dental, fricative, voiceless consonant /f/ for labio-dental fricative voiced consonant /v/. It also discusses the impact of phonologically induced errors on the academic writing of ESL students.