BRITISH AND AMERICAN ENGLISH:A COMPARATIVE STUDY IN RELATION TO TEACHING ENGLISH AT STAIN PURWOKERTO

Posted on January 15, 2009. Filed under: Kependidikan, |Vol. 9|Edisi 2|2008| | Tags: , , , , , |

 

Munjin *)

*) Penulis adalah Magister Pendidikan Islam (M.Pd.I.), dosen tetap di Jurusan Tarbiyah (Pendidikan) STAIN Purwokerto.

Abstract:

Materi dan pembelajaran bahasa Inggris di Indonesia pada umumnya tidak terlalu memperhatikan perbedaan antara bahasa Inggris model British dan America, bahkan ia merupakan campuran antara keduanya. Memang kedua bahasa tersebut pada umumnya hampir sama, namun beberapa hal yang agak prinsip, perbedaan yang ada antara lain terletak pada sedikit tata bahasa, ucapan, dan yang paling banyak pada kosa kata. Dengan adanya perbedaan tersebut diharapkan bagi para pengajar di perguruan tinggi (STAIN) dapat memberikan penjelasan secukupnya kepada mahasiswa terhadap perbedaan tersebut sehingga dapat mengurangi kebingungan mereka.

Kata Kunci: English Amerika, British, Tata Bahasa, Ucapan, Kosa Kata.

 

I. PROBLEMATICAL BACKGROUND

Many areas of the world are populated by people speaking different languages. In such areas, groups desire social or commercial communication. One language is often used with common agreement, and is usually called Lingua Franca1, it rises when people residing in one part of the world want to communicate to the people in another areas. So, it is relevant to what Mauris Simatupang said in his book entitled Ilmu dan Budaya, “tampaknya ilmuwan seluruh dunia telah secara diam-diam sadar atau ditak sadar meresmikan bahasa Inggris sebagai bahasa perantara semacam Lingua Franca”.2 

It is known that native speaker of English consist of about 700 million of people including those with their American English. Since America is well-known as prominent country in high technology, trade and diplomacy, and confirms in communication among nations in the world, what has been decided in Washington D.C or Wall Street in New York, for instance, will influence the other places of the world.

 

 

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