PRONUNCIATION OF ENGLISH DENTAL FRICATIVES BY THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OF ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDY PROGRAM OF SRIWIJAYA UNIVERSITY

IRFAN, ABDULLAH and Sofendi, Sofendi and Sitinjak, Margareta Dinar (2018) PRONUNCIATION OF ENGLISH DENTAL FRICATIVES BY THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OF ENGLISH EDUCATION STUDY PROGRAM OF SRIWIJAYA UNIVERSITY. Undergraduate thesis, Sriwijaya University.

[img]
Preview
Text
RAMA_88203_06011381419056_0007096003_0004105707_01_font_ref. pdf.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.

Download (695kB) | Preview
[img] Text
RAMA_88203_06011381419056_0007096003_0004105707_02. pdf.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.

Download (252kB) | Request a copy
[img] Text
RAMA_88203_06011381419056_0007096003_0004105707_03. pdf.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.

Download (136kB) | Request a copy
[img] Text
RAMA_88203_06011381419056_0007096003_0004105707_04. pdf.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.

Download (116kB) | Request a copy
[img] Text
RAMA_88203_06011381419056_0007096003_0004105707_05. pdf.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.

Download (99kB) | Request a copy
[img] Text
RAMA_88203_06011381419056_0007096003_0004105707_06_ref. pdf.pdf - Bibliography
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.

Download (130kB) | Request a copy
[img] Text
RAMA_88203_06011381419056_0007096003_0004105707_07_lamp. pdf.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication.

Download (3MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

English voiceless and voiced dental fricatives (/θ/, /ð/) appear in high-frequency words like the, this, that or they. Thus, mastering their pronunciation is crucial for creating the spoken English as the native speakers. The objective of this study was to describe the pronunciations of English dental fricatives (/θ/,/ð/) produced by the first-year students of English Education Study Program of Sriwijaya University. This descriptive study analysed the pronunciation of English dental fricatives by 2018-2019 first-year students of English Education Study Program of Sriwijaya University.The subjects whose voices were recorded and analysed were requested to pronounce 18 words containing the phonemes in onset, middle and coda positions. The results show that: (1) dental fricatives were pronounced correctly more than a quarter of the totals in most positions with the percentages were apparently around 43 – 83% of the totals, (2) there was a tendency that the subjects replaced dental fricatives with alveolar stops if they were not pronounced correctly, (3) the lowest frequency of correct pronunciation was in coda position of voiced dental fricative, (4) other variants of sounds also occurred in this study although the percentages are the minimum such as voiceless alveolar fricative and voiceless palatal affricate, and(5) there was the exchange between voiceless and voiced dental fricatives done by the subjects with the quantities were less than a quarter of the totals in every position. Finally, it is hoped that educators and learners notice and realize how important pronouncing English dental fricatives correctly is so that the mispronouncing of these two consonants can be decreased.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English Dental Fricatives, Pronunciation, First-year Students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Educational Science > 88203-English Linguistics Education (S1)
Depositing User: Mrs Furika Furika
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 03:38
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 03:38
URI: http://repository.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/15474

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item