THE INFLUENCE OF FIRST LANGUAGE ON THE PRONUNCIATION OF SECOND LANGUAGE (A CASE STUDY OF THE MEMBERS OF ENGLISH CLUB AT MTS SALAFIYAH SYAFIIYAH MUMBULSARI JEMBER)

Nailul Authar

Abstract


The first language will always influence the second language acquisition. The influences
involve all parts of language learning such language skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing)
and language components (vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation). In particular, this current
study focuses on investigating the influence of first language on the pronunciation of second language. It is found that there is a negative transfer got by most of the members of English club at
MTS Salafiyah Syafiiyah Mumbulsari Jember. The respondents make more mistakes or errors
because of the interference of their L1 to the L2 as a result of negative transfer. This paper is divided
into seven parts. Those are introduction, the definition of LI and L2, the definition and features of
pronunciation, research design, and pronunciation test given to the respondent, result, discussion,
and conclusion.

Keywords


first language; second language; pronunciation; transfer process

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