Paralinguistic Features of Students` “Pinocchio” Story Telling Dealing with Speaking Ability

  • Henni Rosa Triwardani
Keywords: Paralinguistic, Story Telling


Paralinguistic deals with nonverbal language to convey meaning or message. But in some cases, students still have weaknesses to build this in their story telling activity. They fail to use both physical and vocal paralinguistic to support their message. Involving students of Early Childhood Education Teacher (PGPAUD) at first grade in Al-Ihya Islamic  University of Kuningan  as subject research, this study tends to know  students capability in using paralinguistic features and the role of paralinguistic features  in delivering meaningfull message in doing story telling. As qualitative research, data were gathered from  the record of students` story telling  entitled “Pinocchio” and observation sheet which were then analized by descriptive analysis method. The result showed, students` capability was very poor, they failed in  using paralinguistic features to  deliver message through spoken language or story telling. Mostly were physical paralinguistic such as facial expression, gesture , and  the highest was posture and also found   that paralinguistic features played role to the success and the failure of students` story telling activity. For the next research,  researcher should focus on building students paralinguistic features through dubmash or another method relates to the use of technology in EFL context.

How to Cite
Triwardani, H. R. (2021). Paralinguistic Features of Students` “Pinocchio” Story Telling Dealing with Speaking Ability. Jurnal Ilmiah Dozen Globalindo, 2(1), 59-68. Retrieved from