Difficulty Level of English Fricative Sounds for High School Students

Tita Ratna, Wulandari (2022) Difficulty Level of English Fricative Sounds for High School Students. Difficulty Level of English Fricative Sounds for High School Students.

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Not all English fricative sounds are applied to Bahasa Indonesia. So, it is sometimes difficult for Indonesians to pronounce English words. Indonesian, especially those who learn English as foreign language, commonly failed to have proper pronunciation due to lack of pronunciation knowledge. Finding out the problems of students in English fricatives pronunciation would be one of the solving problems. Therefore, this study aim to investigate the difficulty level (which is the most difficult and the least difficult) of English fricative sounds faced by high school students, where the learners of English are commonly from high school students. The study would descriptively explain the order of fricative sounds difficulties by describing its percentage. There were fifty students acted as samples for this study who were selected randomly. The samples were taken from junior high school students number 1 Talang Kelapa. Testing instrument was used for this study. The students were tested to pronounce the English words which had fricatives on them. The words were formed in isolation and sentence. This study used recording technique in order to collect the data. It was found that the most difficult English fricative sound was /ž/ and the least difficult English fricative sound was /v/.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mr Edi Surya Negara
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 03:28
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 03:28
URI: http://eprints.binadarma.ac.id/id/eprint/14882

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