Stefani, Ranni Putri
Universitas Negeri Padang

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PHONOLOGICAL DIFFICULTIES FACED BY STUDENTS IN LEARNING ENGLISH Renaldi, Ahmad; Stefani, Ranni Putri; Gulö, Ingatan
Proceedings of ISELT FBS Universitas Negeri Padang Vol 4, No 1 (2016): Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar on English Language & Teaching (IS
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Being exposed to English use at campus, the writers were interested in phonological difficulties faced by the students as second language learners of English. The question arised was about what kinds of phonological difficulties the learners are having in their effort to learn and speak English. Underlining this research question was the objective to focus on those difficulties when teaching English to L2 learners of English. In collecting the data needed, the initiation was to conduct a survey on talks, speeches, and presentations made by the students. From the findings, main areas where to focus on were decided. The results were then used to list possible difficult sounds and asked the students to pronounce them. How they pronounced the words were recorded to be analysed. The students were also interviewed in order to have another measurement to determine the difficulties they faced. As the result, most of the phonological problems found were related to consonant sounds such as voiced dental fricative, voiceless dental fricative, voiceless post-alveolar fricative, and voiced alveolar approximant sounds. These are the striking features among other phonological issues found after conducting the research.
An Analysis on the Tendency of Pronunciation Made by Students with Indonesian Linguistic Background Stefani, Ranni Putri; Roba’i, Ahmad
TEKNOSASTIK Vol 16, No 1 (2018): TEKNOSASTIK
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The compulsory of speaking English to communicate at campus environment made the writers interested in the tendency of English pronunciation made by English students with Indonesian linguistic background. The question appeared was what kinds of difficulties that the learners face when they pronounce English words or when they speak in English. The objective was to find out the tendency of the mistakes they make. The data were collected by conducting direct observation in and outside classes. The talks or presentations made by the students were recorded. From the observation, the writers listed mispronounced words. The writers then used the words in written sentences and asked students to read those sentences. The students were also interviewed in order to have another measurement to determine the tendency occurring in the data. As results, most of the mispronunciation problems found were related to vowels, consonants and word stress. These are the most noticeable findings among other issues discovered after conducting the research.Key Words: English, foreign language, mispronunciation, phonetics, phonology