The Students 'English Language Acquisition Stages


  • Adhi Kusuma Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
  • Didi Supriadi Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa


English language acquisition, English, Processability


This research aims at identifying the English acquisition stages of the students in the one of the private University in Indonesia. It examined the morphological items, Regular Past Verb, Plural -s(standing alone), and 3rd person singular which are placed on Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4 of the Processability Theory (PT) and also described the factors influenced the English acquired by the participants. This research used a quantitative methodology with four students as the participant. The researcher used structured interviews and observation to gain data. The data were analyzed with the respect of the English morphological acquisition of the Processability Theory (PT). The findings show that one student enabled to pass the Stage 2 of the PT English morphological acquisition. One student could reach 2 stages examined. This difference is influenced by factors such as overgeneralization, English input, learning strategies, interaction with foreigners


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