Exploring the External Causes of Fossilized Pronunciation Errors Employed by English Graduate Students in Classroom Discussion at Universitas Negeri Padang
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- Fossilization, Pronunciation Errors, The External Causal Factor, Classroom Discussion
An inevitable phenomenon that tends to occur in acquiring second or foreign language is language fossilization which can occur in every linguistic domain, including speaking. This could happen if there is an error in one of the sub-skills in speaking, especially pronunciation or known as pronunciation fossilization. Apparently, this phenomenon happens to graduate students who have already studied English for years at university. Thus, the aims of this research were to find out the English pronunciation features that tend to be fossilized by the graduate students in classroom discussion and to explore the external causal factor of it. This research was descriptive qualitative research and the data were gathered by doing observation of the process of the classroom discussion and interview to 12 students. The result indicated that all of the sub-factors in external causal factor offered by Han (2003) are causing the students’ fossilization. Yet, there are three sub-factors that are the major cause of it. They are the reinforcement from linguistic environment, lack of instruction & instruction and lack of written input. Moreover, the English pronunciation features that tend be fossilized is vowel and the words are ranging from common words to scientific terms, such as purpose, author, identify, thesis and so forth. It is necessary to know the causal factors of this fossilized pronunciation errors in order to find the method to overcome or resolve the problem.
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TY - CONF AU - Vyona Lovenia AU - Jufrizal PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/26 TI - Exploring the External Causes of Fossilized Pronunciation Errors Employed by English Graduate Students in Classroom Discussion at Universitas Negeri Padang BT - Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language and Arts (ICLA 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 282 EP - 287 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210325.050 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210325.050 ID - Lovenia2021 ER -