The Use of English Back-formation Process by Babylon University Learners: Errors Analysis


The present study is an attempt to identify the errors made by Iraqi EFL learners in the Department of English / College of Basic Education, University of Babylon in using back-formation. This study aims at :(1)Presenting a brief and relevant background of back-formation, (2) Identifying and classifying the errors made by the fourth year students in the English Department, College of Basic Education/ University of Babylon during the academic year (2015-2016), and (3) Locating the areas of difficulty that Iraqi EFL learners encountered in learning categories of back-formation.