AN ANALYSIS OF STUDENTS’ ERROR IN PERCEPTION OR PRODUCTION IN PRONOUNCING ENGLISH SOUNDS WHICH HAVE DIFFERENT DISTRIBUTIONS WITH THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGE

  • Ryan Biantoro
  • Amir Sisbiyanto
  • Suprapto .

Abstract

This paper is written based on the error analysis on perception or production in
pronouncing English sounds which have different distributions by the students of
SMP N 2 Demak in Academic Year of 2015/2016. The study was aimed to describe
and to explain the most common problems faced by the students in learning English
final voiced stops [b, d, g]. This study is using qualitative approach. The population
of the study was the eight grader students of SMP N 2 Demak. The total numbers of
the population used in this research are 310. Random sampling technique was used
to get the sample. The data of this study was obtained from listening and speaking
tests. The result of those tests were used as the source of data collection. Then, the
result was interpreted by using Tinambunan‟s criterion grading. In perception test,
the error proportion of the 30 students was 6,07% while in the production test, the
error proportion was 28,2% out of 30 students. Based on the results, it is concluded
that the students were considered exellent in perceiving but fair in pronouncing final
voiced stops [b, d, g].

Published
2019-02-11