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English Vowel Acquisition through Songs by the Children in TK Madra Luisa Waiwerang

Volume: 76  ,  Issue: 1 , May    Published Date: 18 May 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 92  ,  Download: 34 , Pages: 52 - 62    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100761520211917

Authors

# Author Name
1 Yohana Venensia Bidi Lua
2 I Nengah Sudipa
3 Ni Made Dhanawaty

Abstract

This study is entitled English Sounds Acquisition through Songs by the Children in TK Madra Luisa Waiwerang. It aims at identifying the English vowel acquisition through songs by the children in TK Madra Luisa Waiwerang. Besides, this study also investigates the process of vowel acquisition through songs by the children in TK Madra Luisa Waiwerang. The data of this study were obtained from the results of a pronunciation test conducted on the children in TK Madra Luisa Waiwerang, East Flores, Indonesia. The test was done by asking students to briefly pronounce the vowels contained in English songs. The observation method was used to obtain the data from oral material (speaking performance). A note-taking technique was applied to mark down the relevant data for the study. The data of the study were qualitatively analyzed based on the theory of vowels by Mc Mahon (2002), and the process of language acquisition by Bialystok (1980). The analysis of this study was presented in informal methods. In the informal method, each problem in this study was presented narratively to make the analysis understood easily. The findings revealed that the acknowledgment of the student's language ability depended on the acquired stimulus and based on language system device to process the English vowels found in English songs which made the students were able to produce all English vowels. To contain the process of English vowel acquisition, the teachers provided stimulus such as giving instructions and questions related to the songs and the students responded by answering the questions and acting based on instructions given.

Keywords

  • Acquisition
  • English vowel
  • English Song
  • Children