Segmental Sound Changes Produced by Madurese EFL Learners
Available Online August 2019.
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- structural phonology; segmental sounds; segmental sound changes; Madurese EFL learners
- In producing speech of other than mother tongue, the term bilinguals might fit the condition where an EFL learner is trying to use two different languages alternately. It is has come into common recognition that Madurese people are typically identified for their accent when they speak other than their mother tongue. This study is aimed at describing the segmental sounds pronounced by Madurese learners of English as a foreign language (EFL). Using a case study upon three subjects, this descriptive-qualitative research employed the theory of structural phonology for the analysis, that is, to describe how consonant and vowel sounds of English were pronounced by the learners. The subjects were observed for three months. They represented the characteristics of Madurese producing their English segmental sounds when speaking and reading their English. The data of the research were focused on English segmental sounds taken from both in natural conversation and sentence reading that represents certain English sounds (consonants and vowels) by means of participant and non participant observation. In conversation there were 59 sets of utterances (S1), 17 (S2), and 53 (S3), while there are 44 sets in the sentence reading for each subject. The results of the research shows that in the production of English segmental sounds (consonants and vowels), the learners’ EFL pronunciation was categorized into general and specific characteristics of the segmental sounds. The general characteristics refer to those of speech sounds which are produced by EFL Madurese students meeting the general phonological errors by EFL students in common. Those general characteristics fall into the vowel and consonant changes, and the syllable structure changes. Meanwhile, the specific characteristics refer to the strikingly different speech sound production by EFL Madurese students due to the influence of their mother tongue phonetic features.
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TY - CONF AU - Rida Wahyuningrum PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Segmental Sound Changes Produced by Madurese EFL Learners BT - Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 230 EP - 237 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.40 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.40 ID - Wahyuningrum2019/08 ER -