THE OUTCOME OF LANGUAGE CONTACT: MADURESE LEARNERS PRONUNCIATION OF ENGLISH
Keywords:pronunciation, sound, language contact
This study aims to find out whether it is the phenomenon of language contact that affects the pronunciation of Madurese learners who learn English in a community called Curahdami English Community (CEC). They are twelve (12) Madurese learners who belong to the community. The club was first funded by DIKTI through PKM (Program Kreativitas Mahasiswa) that the researcher proposed. It has been three years since then. This study found that problems of pronunciation performed by the learners are the same in several sounds; suggesting that native language is in fact the very influential factor. In addition, several sounds interfered by Madurese lead to unintelligible pronunciation, which might cause misunderstanding when occurred in a real communication. The unintelligible sounds mostly found in the vowel sounds. However, there are more sounds, than the unintelligible ones, which are still considered intelligible despite the two different dialects interference on the pronunciation.