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Errors in this case are not inhibitory, but rather evidence of one’s learning strategies.
The above insights played a significant role in linguistic research, and in particular in the approach linguists took towards errors.
Here are some of the areas that were influenced by Corder’s work: STUDIES OF LEARNER ERRORS Corder introduced the distinction between errors (in competence) and mistakes (in performance).
This distinction directed the attention of researchers of SLA to competence errors and provided for a more concentrated framework.