15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

The Production of Indonesian English: Evidence from Voicing Contrast

Ninik H. Poedjianto

University of Glasgow, UK

The constantly growing number of non-native English speakers has led to phonetic interest in the nature of 'foreign accent'. This paper, which is the first voicing contrast study on Indonesian English, discusses foreign accent in an EFL environment and contributes to the little-explored phonetic description of Indonesian English and Indonesian. The study was based on auditory and acoustic analyses of word-initial English and Indonesian monosyllables from 30 informants from 3 proficiency levels in an English language school in Surabaya, Indonesia. The main results show that apart from learners' improvement in producing English segments in general across the three proficiency levels, there is a very interesting pattern of strategies used by individuals within the same proficiency group.

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Bibliographic reference.  Poedjianto, Ninik H. (2003): "The production of indonesian English: evidence from voicing contrast", In ICPhS-15, 1089-1092.