EFL STUDENTS’ USES OF UM AS FILLERS IN SPEAKING

Riana, Eka (2017) EFL STUDENTS’ USES OF UM AS FILLERS IN SPEAKING. In: The 2nd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL) 2017, 16-17 Oktober 2017, Medan.

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Abstract

This research was carried out to investigate the EFL students’ uses of um as fillers in speaking. The objective of the research is to find out the occurrences of um used by EFL students in speaking. A total of ten students speaking in English based on different utterances but in the same topic were collected and analyzed, they are the students of the eighth grade at MTs Nurul Iman Telaga Jernih, Secanggang. By using Clark and Tree’s (2002) framework on the use of um, the study shows that the filled pause of um played different roles based on the speaker’s thoughts on feelings of uncertainty. Descriptive qualitative method was used in this research. The instrument of the research was oral test. The occurrences of um made by the students were 35 occurrences. The occurrences found were at the boundary (front), after the first word (middle) and later (in the last sentence). It means all the occurrences of um as fillers were found in this research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: um; fillers; speaking
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4001 Oratory. Elocution, etc.
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4177 Debating
Divisions: Program Pasca Sarjana
Depositing User: Mrs Catur Dedek Khadijah
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 10:45
URI: http://digilib.unimed.ac.id/id/eprint/30255

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