Binti Qani’ah, Wim Ukhrowi


This research aims to know the pattern of turn taking organization in single sex English classrooms. The data were obtained from a private Islamic high school in Jombang. The school is in the Islamic boarding house environment which separates the students based on their gender. The school is called billingual school.

       A qualitative appproach is applied in this research. The data in the study were obtained by the observation to the classroom and video recorded  during three meetings in each class (female – only and male – only class). The theory used in the study was turn taking organization  proposed by Paul Ten Have (2007).

       The result showed that turn – taking organization in female-only class  was different from male-only class. The highest number of turn – taking organization found in the data was current speaker self selects (CSSS). There were many factors caused that type appeared mostly during teacher – students interaction in both classes.

 There were some phenomena found in the data in both classes, female – only and male – only student class. Some jokes found in female – only student class mostly initiated by the teacher while in the male – only student class was mostly initiated by the students. Most of the jokes were nothing to do with the topics discussed in the meetings.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.32497/jolali.v2i2.4768


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