IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(6): 513-517 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.409

Final Consonant Clusters Simplification by Indonesian Learners of English and Its Intelligibility in International Context

Yuliati
Abstract—This case study aims to investigate one of phonological features by Indonesian learners of English, final consonant clusters, and its intelligibility. Final consonant clusters feature is classified as core feature for English as a Lingua Franca or an International Language. Thus, English Language Teaching needs to pay attention to support learners to produce the feature in more intelligible way in order to be successfull in communication. In summary, the study reveals that the range of intelligible performance should be the focus of learning so that even though the performance is far from native-like performance, it is understandable by speakers from many other background languages.

Index Terms—Final consonant cluster simplifications, Indonesian learners of English, intelligibility.

Yuliati is with the Semarang State University – Indonesia (e-mail: yuliati.edu@gmail.com)

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Cite: Yuliati, " Final Consonant Clusters Simplification by Indonesian Learners of English and Its Intelligibility in International Context," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 513-517, 2014.

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