Analysis of Errors in Usage of 'Yari-Morai' Phrase in Japaneses E-mail Request

Hani Wahyuningtias


The purpose of the study are to: (1) explaining the error in the Japanese language e-mail request for written of Japanese student, (2) finding the cause of the error in an e-mail request. This research is a qualitative descriptive study with primary data in the form of e-mail. The method used is the analysis of errors in the data of e-mail and followed up with interviews. Data analysis technique used is an interactive model that includes four components, namely data collection, data reduction, data presentation, and verification (conclusion). The conclusions of this study as follows. First, the elements of linguistic experience language mistakes that often occur in e-mail usage errors students made up of particles, and the choice of words related to the value of modesty. Second, the error most often occurs in a student essay caused by factors: (a) a lack of understanding and knowledge of students on grammatical rules and limits of politeness in Japanese, (b) learning that is not perfect, especially about verbs associated with directions.

Keywords: error analysis, e-mail petition, politeness

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