Stress Shifts of English Utterances Made by Indonesian Speakers of English (ISE)

Sukardi Weda


This article examines students’ understanding on stress placement in English words. The objectives of the study were to find out: i) the types of English stress shifts made by university students, and ii) the most frequently English stress shifts made by students. There were 27 students participated in this research. They were students of first semester of English Language and Literature State University of Makassar who attended English Phonology subject. This research was qualitative and the instrument used was test. The test was vocabulary list and the students were asked to give primary stress on the word(s). Those words were ranging from one syllable to five syllables.

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