Spelling errors in L2 Russian: evidence from Spanish-speaking students

  1. Anastasiia Ogneva 1
  1. 1 Universidade da Coruña

    Universidade da Coruña

    La Coruña, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01qckj285

Estudios interlingüísticos

ISSN: 2340-9274

Ano de publicación: 2018

Número: 6

Páxinas: 116-131

Tipo: Artigo

Outras publicacións en: Estudios interlingüísticos


The aim of this study is to analyse spelling errors in written academic works of Spanish ‐ speaking students learning Russian as second language. For this purpose, 50 samples of written essays were collected at the Official School of Languages (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas) in La Coruña, Galicia for analysis. The results show that students predominantly make errors due to differences between the Spanish and Russian phonologicaly systems. Other reasons for origins of errors are also discussed. In particular, certain sounds and letters were identified as being especially problematic for Spanish‐speaking students, such as /ja/, /v/, /z/ and the uses of the soft sign letter.