Corpus-based error analysis of written works in Chinese by Spanish students




error analysis, Chinese-Spanish contrastive analysis, interlanguage, learning of second language


With the popularity and development of learning the Chinese language in Spain, more and more students are choosing to study Chinese as a foreign language. However, due to various factors -interlinguistic and intralinguistic factors-, students have many difficulties during the learning process and they make numerous mistakes of expression. This article proposes to carry out a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the different errors that the students commit, from the lexical, sentence and discursive perspectives. This analysis will be carried out from a corpus of written works in Chinese by Spanish students, and from this analysis we obtain the following main results: errors are concentrated
at the lexical and sentence level while at the discursive level the amount of errors is less; at level A1
the interlinguistic factors occupy a predominant place in causing mistakes, and as the level of Chinese
rises, intralinguistics factors begin to play a more important role; from level A1 to level B1, we detect
certain elements with a tendency to fossilization.


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Author Biography

Liu Shiyang

Universidad de Asuntos Exteriores de China
Facultad de lenguas extranjeras
Beijing, China 100037




How to Cite

Shiyang, L. (2021). Corpus-based error analysis of written works in Chinese by Spanish students. Sinología hispánica. China Studies Review, 11(2), 101–128.