The Influence of Javanese Accent toward the Studentsâ€™ English Consonant Pronunciation at English Education Study Program of Universitas Peradaban
Keywords:English pronunciation, English consonant, Accent, Javanese accent
The aims of this study are to identify the Javanese studentsâ€™ pronunciation of English consonant, to find out the influence of Javanese accent toward English consonant pronunciation, and to describe the difficulties faced and the solutions on Javanese studentsâ€™ English consonant pronunciation. The writers use descriptive qualitative method. The writers start from test by collecting the data using pronunciation accent test material to find out how the Javanese students pronounce English consonant and do it through a record player. Next, the writers conduct interview to the Javanese students and the lecturer of Pronunciation course. Finally, based on the result of pronunciation test and interview, it can be concluded that the Javanese accent used by the Javanese students of English education study program at Universitas Peradaban is Banyumas accent. There are several problems on Javanese studentsâ€™ English pronunciation, namely: the sound /p/ which is substituted with the sound /f/, the sound /Ê’/ which is substituted with the sound /Êƒ/, the sound /Éµ/ which is substituted with the sound /t/, and there are five consonants which are influenced by Javanese accent, namely: consonant /b/, /d/, /g/, /dÊ’/, and /Ã°/. In consonant /b/, there are 10% Javanese students who are influenced by their Javanese accent. It should be pronounced bilabial plosive, but Javanese students pronounce bilabial non continuant. It is identified by (h) aspirated. 60% in consonant /d/, it should be pronounced voiced alveolar plosive consonant, but it is pronounced apico-dental non continuant. It is identified by (h) aspirated. 90% in consonant /g/, it should be pronounced voiced velar plosive, but Javanese students pronounce dorso-velar non continuant. It is identified by (h) aspirated. 55% in consonant /dÊ’/, it should be pronounced voiced palate-alveolar affricative, but it is pronounced medio-palatal non continuant. It is identified by (h) aspirated. The last 10% in consonant /Ã°/, it should be pronounce voiced dental fricative, but Javanese students pronounce apico-dental non continuant. It is identified by (h) aspirated. The difficulty faced on the studentsâ€™ English consonant pronunciation is that their English pronunciation is still influenced by Javanese accent. To overcome their difficulty, they practice to pronounce English consonant every day, listen to the English song and then imitate it, watch English movies, and read some English books and then try to pronounce the words that they read.