THE PRONUNCIATION ERRORS FACED BY THAI STUDENTSAT UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG IN SPEAKING THESIS

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1 THE PRONUNCIATION ERRORS FACED BY THAI STUDENTSAT UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG IN SPEAKING THESIS This thesis is submitted to meet one of the requirements to achieve Sarjana Degree in English Education By : Malinee Hayiabdulloh ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FACULTY OF TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MUHAMMADIYAH MALANG 2015 i

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5 Motto and Dedication Waktu itu bagaikan pedang, jika kamu tidak memanfaatkannya menggunakannya untuk memotong, ia akan memotongmu(mengilasmu) (H.R. Muslim) Suatu kebahagiaan bahkan seluruh kebahagiaan itu adalah panjangnya umur berada dalam ketaatan pada Alloh This thesis is dedicated to: My beloved family (H. R. Qodlo i) My Father: Mr. Manung Abiding Hayiabdulloh My Mother: Mrs. Jearomoh Jeamea. My Grandfather: Abdulloh, Ahama My grandmother: Mek, Maryam My sisters: Marina, Mariya My brother: Solihim My father s family and my mother s family My beloved friends Soraya Doloh and Lulu Hidayati and all my beloved friends of English dept. 2011(E class) Thanks a lot for your love and support v

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7 TABLE OF CONTENTS APPROVAL...ii LEGALIZATION...iii ORIGINALITY DECLARATION...iv MOTTO AND DEDICATION...v ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...vi ABSTRACT...vii TABLE OF CONTENTS...viii CHAPTER I : INTRODUCTION Background of Study Statement of problems Purpose of the study Significance of the study Scope and Limitation Definition of key terms....6 CHAPTER II : REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE The definition of speaking Component of speaking Grammar Vocabulary Fluency Pronunciation vii

8 2.3 Definition of Pronunciation Feature of English pronunciation Segmental Feature Supra Segmental Feature Pronunciation Error Factor Contributing to Students Pronunciation Self-help Strategy in Learning Pronunciation. 23 CHAPTER III : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Research Design Research Subject Research Instrument Pronunciation Test Interview Data collection Data Analysis...29 CHAPTER IV : RESEARCH FINDING AND DISCUSSION Research finding The pronunciation errors faced by Thai students The strategies to solve the pronunciation error Discussion CHAPTER V : CONCLUSION AND SUGGESTION Conclusion Suggestion...44 REFERENCES APPENDIX viii

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