STUDENTS’ PROBLEMS IN PRONOUNCING PLOSIVE CONSONANT SOUNDS (A Case of Eighth Grader Students of SMP N 4 Semarang in Academic Year 2016/2017)

Muhammad Ramadhani , 2201412089 (2017) STUDENTS’ PROBLEMS IN PRONOUNCING PLOSIVE CONSONANT SOUNDS (A Case of Eighth Grader Students of SMP N 4 Semarang in Academic Year 2016/2017). Under Graduates thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    This final project is an analysis of students’ error in perception and production of pronouncing plosive sounds. The goal of the study was to describe how good the students perceive and pronounce English plosive consonant sounds and the most problem faced by the students commonly in learning English plosive sounds whether at the level of perception or production. The subject of the study was the eighth grade students of SMP N 4 Semarang. Thirty two students were chosen as the representations in this research. They were given 45 test items for listening and 30 test items for speaking test containing words with English plosive consonant sounds. The result of their pronunciations was recorded. It was used as the source of the data collection. There were two kinds of data; quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data contained students’ score in listening and pronunciation test. Qualitative data contained all of description and interpretation of the students’ scores. Based on the analysis of the data, the researcher found that 5.90% out of all students made errors in perception test; while 47.81% out of the students made errors in production test. It can be concluded that they performed much better in the level of perception than that of production of English plosive consonant sounds. They could distinguish English plosive consonant sounds by listening, but they still have difficulties in pronouncing them. Based on the results, it is concluded that the students found difficulties in both perception and production of English plosive sounds, but the problems in producing the plosive sounds was much bigger. Hence, it was suggested that the students need to study and do a practice drill more in listening and speaking to improve their ability in perceiving and pronouncing English plosives sounds. As for the teachers, it was suggested that they need to start introducing the English plosive consonant sounds and involving a pronunciation drill in the learning process of English.

    Item Type: Thesis (Under Graduates)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Analysis, Error, Perception, Production, Plosives
    Subjects: 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: 26 Mar 2018 08:44
    Last Modified: 26 Mar 2018 08:44

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