Javanese phonological interference in English pronunciation of English Literature department students

Siqoyah, Surotun and Latifah, Nur (2021) Javanese phonological interference in English pronunciation of English Literature department students. Presented at The 3rd AICOLLIM (Annual International Conference on Language, Literature, and Media), 15-16 September 2021, Malang.

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Abstract

The occurrence of phonological interference can be found if native able to acquire multilingually. The research aims to reveal the phonological aspects caused phonological interference and establish the strategies for avoiding interference. Students of the English literature department that take English Language Teaching (ELT) and speak Java, Indonesia, and English language become the primary sources of this research. The methodology used in this research is a descriptive qualitative as research design and used the theory of Geoffry S. Nathan to ease the analysis of research. Meanwhile, to ease getting the finding, the researcher used the Marsono theory to compare with vocal, diphthong, and consonant in Java language. The finding shows that phonological interference comes from a segmental aspect, totaling errors up to 99 and 189 in the suprasegmental aspect. In the segmental aspect, errors of English pronunciation were found on the assimilation of speech implementation based on vowel, diphthong, and consonant. Meanwhile, in the suprasegmental aspect, word stress on the second syllable with 2, 3, and 4 syllable words become the most errors. Therefore, phonological interference can be avoided by doing more individual practice in looking for difficult vocabularies and using English as the main language in doing enjoyable activities such as listening to music and watching movies.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: phonological interference; English pronunciation; segmental errors; suprasegmenta errors
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Nur Latifah
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 13:29

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