The Change of Words Sounds of Indonesian Declarative Utterance by Autistic Children

Ika Septiana, Bambang Yulianto, Kisyani Laksono


Every child has language proficiency and they can utter words or sentences as they wish. Every child’s utterance has uniqueness and meaning that needs to be understood by people around them. The same thing is experienced by autistic children. These children need special attention. Sometimes, utterances by autistic children is hard to be understood by the adults. In addition, the utterances can be less clear due to different sound of the actual words. Therefore, the adults cannot understand what these children say. The adults’ understanding can help the development of language proficiency of autistic children. The purpose of this paper is to describe the change of sound of Indonesian utterances by autistic children. The data of this research were collected with observation and interview. The data were collected by recording the utterances of autistic children. The data of this research were Indonesian sentences. The resource of the data was utterances of autistic children. The object of this research was the change of sound of Indonesian utterances. The data were analyzed by using match method that is phonetic-articulatory with basic technique of selecting certain element.

Keywords: change of sound; utterance; Indonesian language; autistic children

DOI: 10.7176/JLLL/61-12

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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