Phonetic Analysis of English Segmental Sounds Produced by the EYL Teachers (76892)

Session Information: Language Development & Literacy
Session Chair: Ahl Balitaon

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 14:35
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 609
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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This study aimed at seeing the EYL Teachers’ ability to pronounce English words. This research was conducted in Al Madinah School, Makassar, Indonesia on 8th May 2023- 10th June 2023. The sample of this research consists of 8 EYL teachers.The participants were selected through purposive sampling. This research is expected to be useful in the study of language development, particularly in the field of phonetics. This study was carried out used the descriptive method and two data collection instruments, namely picture description tasks and interviews.
The findings of this study showed two things i.e. The first; an in-depth phonetic analysis of the EYL teachers’ sounds production in terms of place of articulation, manner of articulation as well as distinctive features for the production of English consonant sounds, and openness of the mouth, tongue elevation, position of tongue elevation, lips’ shapes, as well as length of vocalization for the production of English vowel sounds. The second; detailed explanation about contributory factors to the production of segmental sounds quality in terms of unnatural performance and unnatural competence.
According to the findings of this study, the most frequent unnatural sounds produced by EYL teachers were in [ð] voiced dental fricative for consonant sound and [ӕ] Lax Low Front Unrounded for vowel sound. This study discovered causal factors where the unnatural sound occurred potentially due to mother tongue interference and less practice. Both were signs of unnnatural performance.

Nadya Nur Azizah, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
Bachrudin Musthafa, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00