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Makamthong, Natlada and Hesmatantya, Vega (2022) INVESTIGATING THE ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION DEVIATION AMONG THAI STUDENTS. ELLTER: English Linguistics and Language Teaching Research, 3 (2). pp. 44-53. ISSN 2746-1424

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When Thai students spoke English, they frequently deviated from the English consonant sounds. This aspect significantly influences the level of misunderstanding in English communication. This study aims to look at the variables that cause Thai students to deviate from English consonant sounds and the many phonological issues that cause Thai students to deviate from English sounds. The research approach employed in this study was descriptive qualitative. The participants in this study were twelve Thai students drawn purposefully from regions around Thailand such as Bangkok, Pathumthani, Nonthaburi, Samutprakarn, Songkhla, Pattani, and Narathiwat provinces who studied at Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya. The data were obtained from the participants’ recording of minimal pairs of consonants and examined using PRAAT, a phonetics-focused computer program for speech analysis which was used to record and transcribe the participants' conversations. This study demonstrates that respondents' deviation of English sounds differs significantly. Their phonological difficulty was aided by many circumstances, resulting in variations in English consonant sounds. Keywords: English pronunciation, English consonant sounds, Deviation, Thai students, Thai consonant phonemes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Jurnal > Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Vega Hesmatantya
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2023 05:44
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2023 05:44

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