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Errors in Italian as Second Language

A Taxonomy Proposal

Paolo Nitti    Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italia    

Giulio Facchetti    Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Italia    



This essay deals with a series of strategies that second or foreign language learners adopt in an effort to avoid making predictable errors. One of the most significant and least studied aspects in the academic field is the type of strategies that are put in place to make changes in the planning of the discourse, when the elements are not available to cope with the event, the communication need or when a speaker wants to change subject from a little-known conversational or textual sector. We intend to examine the concept of competence with respect to performance, the role and type of errors, ending up eliciting a taxonomy of interventions by learners, aimed at avoiding errors in oral and written production.

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Keywords: ScaffoldingLearner autonomyTask-based langugage learningCooperative learningMediation

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