THE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN USING ENGLISH INTONATION AT THE FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LANCANG KUNING UNIVERSITY IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

  • Syahdan Syahdan
Keywords: Ability, Phonology, English Intonation

Abstract

The phenomenon found from this research was the students did not know how to
pronounce appropriate intonation in speaking context because they did not realize the
function of intonation that different intonation have different meaning. The purpose of the
research was found out the students' ability In Using English Intonation at the Fourth
Semester Students of English Education Department Lancang Kuning University in
Academic Year 2013-2014. Type of the research was cross-sectional survey design aiming to
be an evaluation program. The sample of this research consisted of 27 students. The
instrument used in this research was test. In collecting data, the researcher tested them dealt
with sentences or expression of simple patterns of English intonation namely falling and
rising intonation. The data gained was analyzed by using descriptive statistics.Moreover, the
finding of the research showed that total of students’ score was 2110, the mean score was 78,
mode of the students’ score was 70, median of students’ score was 75, variance of the
students’ score was 57.33 and standard deviation of the students’ score was 7.57. The range
score from lowest score 70 to highest score 95 was 25 points. After analyzing the data, the
variety of data was categorized into homogenous and the range of score was categorized into
low score or could be said that the mean score was representative. Then mean score of
students was categorized into good level based on grade course of phonology, score 70-79
was categorized into good level or got score B. Inbrief, the students’ ability in using English
intonation (simple patterns of English intonation) was categorized into “Good level”.
Therefore, the findings of this research would be useful for the Phonology’s lecturer as
evaluated in teaching program.

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Published
2014-08-20
How to Cite
Syahdan, S. (2014). THE STUDENTS’ ABILITY IN USING ENGLISH INTONATION AT THE FOURTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT LANCANG KUNING UNIVERSITY IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014. Lectura : Jurnal Pendidikan, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.31849/lectura.v5i2.160
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