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The students’ vowels pronunciation at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal

Sari, Rina (2016) The students’ vowels pronunciation at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal. Undergraduate thesis, IAIN Padangsidimpuan.

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Abstract

The research took based on fact that most of students SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal pronounced English vowel. Many students had difficulties in pronouncing the words. The researcher wanted to analyzed the students’ vowel pronunciation at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal. The objectives of the research were to described students’ vowel pronunciation at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal to found the students’ dominant difficulties in pronouncing vowels at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal, to explained the students’ problems in pronouncing vowels at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal. The research used Descriptive Qualitative Methods. The data taken from test,the techniques for collecting data with the test as followed, the researcher gave the test to students to pronounce some words and record the process then the researcher described words by transcribing the recording pronunciation. Beside the test, the researcher took the data from interview and observation. The result found that students’ vowel pronunciation at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal was still low with score 34.25%. The students also faced difficulties or dominantly wrong in pronouncing short vowel they are [ɒ], [ǝ], [æ], [ε], [ʌ] long vowel [ǝ:], [ɔ:] diphthong [əu], [eə], [iə], [uə] and tripthong [eiə], [əuə], [ᴅɪə], [ᴅuə], [oɪə]. The reason students’ difficulties in pronouncing vowel were the students confused to different vowels, less in practiced about pronunciation in daily life, never serious in learning process. After analyzing the data, it concluded that students’ vowels pronunciation at grade VIII SMP N 2 Ulu Pungkut Mandailing Natal was still low.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Keywords: Vowels Pronunciation
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) > 20040801 Phonology
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ms Darmayanti Simamora
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 07:37
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 07:37
URI: http://etd.iain-padangsidimpuan.ac.id/id/eprint/2044

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