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THE PRONUNCIATION ERRORS FACED BY THAI STUDENTSAT UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG IN SPEAKING

Hayiabdulloh, Malinee (2015) THE PRONUNCIATION ERRORS FACED BY THAI STUDENTSAT UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG IN SPEAKING. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

This research is conducted on the pronunciation errors of English pronunciation faced by Thai students at University of Muhammadiyah Malang. The research defines this topic because the researcher finds that most of Thai students pronounce in correctly in English vocabulary. In this instrument, the researcher uses descriptive qualitative as the design of this research. The instrument used to collect the data are pronunciation test and interview. The pronunciation test is used to take the data about pronunciation errors faced by Thai students. The interview is used in gathering data about the studentsÂ’ strategy to solve the pronunciation errors. From the analysis of the recording, the researcher obtains two type of pronunciation errors in pronouncing English word. The first type is prosodic errors which include linking, intonation, and stress and phonemic. The second type is phonemic errors which include consonant, vowel, and dhipthong. The first prosodic, based on research finding such as linking, linking is the way that the last sound of one word joined with the first sound of the next word. Thai students did not join the last sound with the first sound. The next is intonation. Intonation is as the melody of the language. The students confused in pronouncing English intonation. The word that should pronounce rise, but the students pronounce fall instead. The last prosodic error is stress. stress is one of the syllable of each word should be sound louder than the other word. The students also faced difficulties in recognizing the word that they shoul be stresed. The second type of pronunciation errors is phonemic. The main consonant errors made by Thai students are / dʒ/, /vj/, /v/, /g/, /z/, and / ɵÂ’/. Thai students unfamiliar with these consonant because in Thai language there is no consonant /g/, /z/, and /dʒ/. On the other hand, pronunciation errors in vowel was /ʊ/, / ɔ:/, /ə:/, /ɑː/. The last error is dipthong. The diphthong error is /eɪ/, /eə/, /aʊ/. Based on the data about the studentsÂ’ strategy to solve their pronunciation errors, the students look at the phonetic transcription that state in dictionary, asking people who have good pronunciation, listening English music and looking at lyrics, and finding the correct pronunciation in the voice dictionary.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 08:26
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 08:26
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/21897

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