The Influence of L1 Phonological and Orthographic System in L2 Pronunciation: a Study of Brebes Javanese Learners of English
Rahmatika Dewi, Pratiwi Tri Utami, Nurul Hasanah
Available Online August 2019.
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- phonological system; orthographic system; L2 spelling; Brebes Javanese dialect
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Rahmatika Dewi AU - Pratiwi Tri Utami AU - Nurul Hasanah PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - The Influence of L1 Phonological and Orthographic System in L2 Pronunciation: a Study of Brebes Javanese Learners of English BT - Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 221 EP - 229 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.39 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.39 ID - Dewi2019/08 ER -