• Dwi Rukmini Universitas Negeri Semarang


The study was qualitative with a narrative design. It was intended to explain how to cure somebody suffering from stuttering through the implementation of linguistics. It was a longitudinal research which was done very patiently to only one research subject. This was done for medical curing seemed to fail to do so. The data sources were the prepared texts for a speech made by the subject of the study. The first effort done was searching the sound causing stuttering; this was done by listening many times the recorded speeches of the subject. It was found that they were bilabial phonemes, of which the places were at the front of the first word of a clause, they were [m, b, p]. The second effort was identifying those problematic bilabial phonemes available in the prepared written speeches. The next effort was paraphrasing which was done by substituting the problematic phonemes with other phonemes which were easy for the subject under study to produce. The strategy used to paraphrase was done in various techniques within almost a year. The study ended after he himself was able to make his speech by considering the strategy—freeing the speech from those problematic phonemes. The conclusion was that linguistic curing could be done successfully for curing the subject‘s stuttering.