AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ ERROR IN PERCEPTION AND PRODUCTION OF PRONOUNCING ENGLISH DIPHTHONGS (A Case Study of the Eight Grade Students of SMP N 2 Demak in the Academic Year 2015/2016)

TRI WAHYUNINGSIH , 2201412045 (2017) AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ ERROR IN PERCEPTION AND PRODUCTION OF PRONOUNCING ENGLISH DIPHTHONGS (A Case Study of the Eight Grade Students of SMP N 2 Demak in the Academic Year 2015/2016). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    This research is about the analysis of students' errors in perception and production of pronouncing English diphthongs. The aim of this research were to describe how well the students perceive and pronounce English diphthongs and also explaining the most common problem faced by the students in learning those sounds whether at the level of perception or production. The subjects of the research were thirty students of the eighth grade students of SMP N 2 Demak. The students were given 90 test items for listening and 30 test items for speaking test containing diphthongs. In listening test they were doing the test in the answer sheet and in speaking test they pronunced some words given to be recorded. The answer to those test items served as the data of the study. The results of the analysis are in the form of percentage. The result of the data analysis indicated that the students were better in perceiving than producing English diphthongs. The students only made 19% of errors in perceiving English diphthongs; however they made 26% of errors in producing English diphthongs. They experienced difficulty to produce [eɪ]; the error percentage of this sound is around 50%. The error percentage of [əʊ] sound is less than 50%. The error percentages of [eǝ], [aɪ], [ɪǝ], and [ʊǝ] sounds are also less than 30%. From the category given, we can conclude that the eight grade students of SMP N 2 Demak are considered “excellent” at the level of perception and “good” at the level of production. Most of the students made errors because of being distracted by its orthographic writing and imitating the wrong models. Hopefully, this study will give contribution to English teachers, students, and future researches.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Analysis, Error, Perception, Production, Diphthongs
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning Model
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Evaluation of Learning
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Fakultas: Fakultas Bahasa dan Seni > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris (S1)
    Depositing User: Eko Handoyo Eko
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 13:52
    Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 13:52

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