COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES USED BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS OF UMS IN SPEAKING CLASS

PRATIWI, FITRI ENDAH (2011) COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES USED BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS OF UMS IN SPEAKING CLASS. Skripsi thesis, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta.

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Abstract

This study is carried out to describe the communication strategies used by students of Speaking III of English Department, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta. The study is also intended to give some contribution for the betterment of teaching speaking. The data of this research are in the form of excerpts transcribed from the student’s speech or conversation in Speaking III. The writer takes four classes of speaking: D, E, F, and G, with the total 120 students as the subject of the research. There are totally 169 excerpts containing communication strategies. The writer uses descriptive qualitative method in analyzing the data. The data is categorized based on Celce-Murcia taxonomy of communication strategies. In conducting this study there are at least three major stages have been done: recognition of errors, classification, and description. The result of the study shows that from five major types of communication strategies, stalling or time gaining strategy is the most frequently used. It occupies 58,5% of the excerpts. It is followed by compensatory strategy with 23,59%, Interactional strategy with 8,97%, and self-monitoring strategy with 5,32%. The less used communication strategy is avoidance strategy with 3,65%. The subtypes of communication strategy that never been found by the writer are topic avoidance, circumlocution, interpretive summary, meaning negotiation and clarification request. From the result the writer suggest teaching communication strategies as part of the speaking lesson. Since communication strategies is a device for the students to survive in conversation even with vocabulary restriction.

Item Type: Thesis (Skripsi)
Additional Information: RAK A320/2011-10
Uncontrolled Keywords: Students, Speaking Skill, Communication Strategies.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Ari Fatmawati
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2011 05:02
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2011 04:36
URI: http://eprints.ums.ac.id/id/eprint/11802

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