Proceedings of the Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)

The Influence of L1 Phonological and Orthographic System in L2 Pronunciation: a Study of Brebes Javanese Learners of English

Authors
Rahmatika Dewi, Pratiwi Tri Utami, Nurul Hasanah
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Rahmatika Dewi
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
phonological system; orthographic system; L2 spelling; Brebes Javanese dialect
Abstract
The First Language (L1) interference is one of the influential factors that may cause acquisition problems of Second Language (L2) learners. This study was conducted considering L1 may influence L2 spelling acquisition. It was aimed to investigate the influence of Brebes Javanese phonological and orthographic system towards students’ spelling of English words. The research questions were (1) how do Brebes Javanese L1 learners of English spell English words which contain phonemes that do not exist in Brebes Javanese dialect? And (2) what are the spelling errors of Brebes Javanese L1 learners of English when spelling English words containing non-existent phonemes in Brebes Javanese dialect? The subjects were 12 students of grade 12 in SMA N 1 Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia. Moreover, the data were gathered from the students’ spelling in reading aloud an English text twice and some isolated words once, while other supporting data were collected through questionnaires, recordings, observations, and interviews. The main result revealed that the students tend to misspell the English words which contain non-existent phoneme, and they replace with similar sounds in their L1. In addition, majority of students misspelled the sounds: /v/ to /f/; /I/ to /i/; /æ/ to /e/; /dƷ/ to /k/, /d/, /t/, /g/; /ǝ/ to /ʌ/; /tʃ/ to /t/; /Ʒ/ to /ʃ/.
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Proceedings
Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-775-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.39How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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