AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS ERROR IN PRONOUNCING ENGLISH WORDS (A CASE STUDY AT THE TENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF MAN 1 SERANG IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016)

Kategori : TA | Tugas Akhir
Sub Kategori : KS | Skripsi
Bidang Utama : KS01 | Bidang Pendidikan
Bidang Keilmuan : KS0105 | Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Kontributor:Nurmeida Urwani
Tanggal Posting:09 Juni 2017
Tahun Dokumen : 2016

The objectives of this research were to describe students’ errors in pronouncing English words and the factors that caused the errors. The analysis of error focused on one vowel and consonant sounds in each word, while the factors focused on interlingual and intralingual. The researcher took 33 participants of the tenth-grade students in MAN 1 Serang as the subject of the research. The methodology of the research was qualitative research and presented in a case study. The instruments for this research were oral test and questionnaire. The results showed that the students’ ability in pronouncing vowels could be categorized as moderate with a total 57,88% errors. The most problematic vowel sounds were /ɪ/, /æ/, /u:/, /eɪ/, /əʊ/, /ɪə/, /eə/, /ʊə/ which could be categorized as low. Meanwhile, the students’ ability in pronouncing consonant sounds could be categorized as high with a total 24,12% errors. However, the most problematic consonant sounds which could be categorized as low were /ʒ/, /f/, /v/, /θ/, /ð/ and /ʃ/. The most error type made by the students in pronouncing vowels was misformation with a total 290 errors or 76,12%, while the second error type was omission with a total 91 errors or 23,88%. There were no addition and misordering errors made by the students in pronouncing vowel sounds. Besides, there were only misformation errors in pronouncing consonants sound with a total 191 errors or 100%. It was caused by two factors, namely interlingual and intralingual. The most frequent source of errors in pronouncing vowel sounds was intralingual with a total 161 or 66,26%, while the second source of errors in pronouncing vowels was interlingual as much as 82 or 33,74%. Meanwhile, the most frequent source of errors in pronouncing consonants sounds was interlingual with a total 124 or 68,89%, while the second source of errors in pronouncing consonant sounds was intralingual with a total 56 or 31,11%.

Keywords: Pronunciation, vowel, consonant, error analysis, interlingual, intralingual.

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