AN ANALYSIS OF PRONUNCIATION ERRORS OF ENGLISH CONSONANTS SOUNDS PRODUCED BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS
In communication, they not only can understand what other people say, but they also should be understood by other people when they do communication. This study is aimed to analyze pronunciation errors of English consonants sounds produced by English department students. This research is conducted by using the Descriptive Qualitative Research. The data is in the form of audio recording and the writer makes the transcription of the data. After getting the transcription of the students, the writer analyses the data to identify the error that occur with the correct transcription as the standard of assessment. The next step is the writer describes the error in a descriptive form. The result showed that the student still
made some mistakes in producing some consonants sounds. From the total number of errors, there are some consonants that the students mostly pronounce them incorrectly as follow: consonant [v] is 21.4%, [θ] is 19.0%, [ð] is 26.2%, [ʃ] is 4.8%, [ʒ] 26.2% and [ŋ] is 2.4%. The errors occurred because those consonants do not exist in Indonesian language, so that they are not familiar with those sounds. Keywords: pronunciation, consonants, errors.