Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Lesa Dill, Joe Survant, Ronald Eckard

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of English


This thesis details a study of the interlanguage of advanced speakers of English as a Second Language. The purpose of the study was to see what errors these students made when speaking the language in a communicative environment. In approaching the issue of interlanguage, the writer surveys the research in language acquisition as well as in interlanguage, error analysis and language learning theories. Based on this research and the results of this study, the writer explores the implications of both the research and the study and offers suggestions to teachers of advanced conversation classes.


Arts and Humanities | Communication | English Language and Literature | International and Intercultural Communication | Interpersonal and Small Group Communication | Modern Languages | Social and Behavioral Sciences