THE STUDENTS’ MASTERY IN PRONOUNCING ENGLISH PLOSIVE CONSONANT [p, t, k, b, d, g] (An Error Analysis of the Fifth Semester Students of English Department of UNNES in the Academic Year 2008/2009)

Andi Retna Jaya , 2201404524 (2009) THE STUDENTS’ MASTERY IN PRONOUNCING ENGLISH PLOSIVE CONSONANT [p, t, k, b, d, g] (An Error Analysis of the Fifth Semester Students of English Department of UNNES in the Academic Year 2008/2009). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this final project is to find the percentage of students’ mastery in pronouncing English Plosive Consonants [p], [t], [k], [b], [d], and [g] by the fifth semester students of English Department of UNNES in academic year 2008 – 2009. Besides, this study is also conducted to find out the dominant errors most often made by the students. The population of this research was the fifth semester students of English Department of UNNES in academic year 2008-2009. I only took 32 students or 19.88% students out of the total number of the 161 students as the samples of this research. These samples were chosen by selecting one class. They were then given the 30 test items containing words with English Plosive Consonants [p], [t], [k], [b], [d], and [g] to be pronounced and recorded. Their recorded pronunciations were used as the source of the data collection. After gathering the data from the students, I then analyzed it so that the main purpose of this study could be achieved. The result of the investigation shows that the students’ mastery level in pronouncing English plosive consonant [p], [t] [b] and [g] is good. But they are fair in pronouncing plosive consonant[k] and [d]. Based on fact, the students are considered fair in pronouncing English plosive consonants [k] and [d]. It might be caused they do not find the sounds [k] and [d]pronounced with aspiration in Indonesia language or in their mother tongue. They do not get specific subject about English pronunciation, so that they read the English words as they are spelled. Based on the result obtained, I suggest that the students need to learn and practice more about English sound to improve their ability in pronouncing English sounds. For the teachers, it is suggested that they should be the good model, from whom the students can learn how to pronounce English words correctly, not only for phonetic teacher but also other teachers should give a good example of pronouncing English words correctly and pay more attention to their students’ pronunciations.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Mastery, Plosive Consonant.
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: dwi perpus unnes
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 03:30
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2015 00:43

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