Mother Tongue Interference Towards Students’ English Pronunciation: A Case Study in IAIN Curup
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- Mother language, Interference, English pronunciation
Mother tongue interference can affect students’ English speaking skill especially in pronouncing the words intrinsically. Considering Rejang language is the dominant mother language used by students at IAIN Curup, the students as EFL learners often use their mother tongue in daily communication and at campus, and Rejang students pronounce English words in a different way. This study investigated the forms of Rejang language interfering students in pronouncing English words, and how they were interfered. This was a descriptive study in the field of English pronunciation elaborated in a qualitative way. Recorded interviews and pronunciation testing were the main techniques of collecting data. Interview guide, validated pronunciation test, and document analysis were the instruments. There were 16 students who used Rejang language in daily communication, and they were incorporated as the subjects of this study. The data analysis adopted Miles and Huberman’s model comprising data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing/verification. The findings revealed that Rejang Language as the dominant students’ mother language at IAIN Curup interfered students’ English pronunciation across the elements of consonants, vowels, and diphthongs. There were five ways of interference. First, they sounded short vowels into long vowels. Second, they sounded long vowels into short vowels. Third, they changed vowels. Fourth, they changed diphthongs into vowels. Fifth, they changed vowels into diphthongs. However, the interference that influenced English words was only in the dimension of pronouncing English words, while the meanings were still understandable. In conclusion, the interference was positive since Rejang language’s phonemic sounds have some similarities to those of English, so this condition does not potentially change the meanings of English words.
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TY - CONF AU - Leffi Noviyenty AU - Mesi Irene Putri PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/01 TI - Mother Tongue Interference Towards Students’ English Pronunciation: A Case Study in IAIN Curup BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Sciences and Teacher Profession (ICETeP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 283 EP - 290 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210227.049 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210227.049 ID - Noviyenty2021 ER -