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1. ‘Hypothesis Testing of Cochran’s Q Test and Z- Test on 10 Most Frequently Mispronounced Words among ESL Learners in Mewar (Rajasthan)’
Posted On: 7th May 2014
By: Asif Iqbal & Nupur Tandon, MNIT, Jaipur
Abstract:
Mispronunciation of English words is a common problem among second language learners and this paper highlights the common problems that students face be it in terms of phonemic awareness or the feeling of inferiority while interacting with English medium students who often become the butt of ridicule due to their poor pronunciation ability. What lies beneath the surface is a more serious problem that very few people have addressed i.e. the lack of facilities that students face or a role model that is often handicapped with meagre resources or left at his own disposal to teach students in the best possible method.

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2. ‘Mispronunciations of Rajasthani ESL Learners in Mewar’
Posted On: 15th April 2014
By: Asif Iqbal MNIT, Jaipur
Abstract:
Mispronunciation is a growing concern for language learners now. It is also a major concern for speech enthusiasts who specialize in language study or conduct research in the field of linguistics. Different varieties of pronunciation have led to different kinds of ‘Englishes’ (a term no longer unheard of with people trying to learn as many languages possible). However, this has resulted in various problems without a single standard comprehensible language which both the learner and the teacher can understand. Among the languages spoken in India, Hindi scores over English with 551.4 million speakers as compared to English with 125.3 million speakers. This is seconded by Bengali with 91.1 million speakers followed by Telegu and Marathi with 85 million and 84.2 million speakers respectively.

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3. ‘Innovative Language Teaching Techniques and Learning Methodologies for Classroom activities in Secondary Schools of Rajasthan’
Posted On: 15th April 2014
Chapter published in a book Lata, Pushp, Devika, and Gajendra Singh Chauhan. Interfacing ELT with Culture & Technology: Direction for New Classroom. New Delhi: Jain Brothers, 2012.

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4. ‘Mispronunciations of ESL Learners in English Classrooms: Error Frequency & Analysis’
Posted On: 7th April 2014
By: Asif Iqbal & Nupur Tandon, MNIT, Jaipur
Abstract:
Action research is one of the best methods to find out current trends that plague the society. In order to find answers to common day problems we can rely on action based research that helps us to identify possible causes of mispronunciations in classrooms. It is conducted research for one main purpose: to improve teaching and learning (Slavin, 2006). On the whole, due to its less formal nature, teachers find action research by far the easiest form of research to conduct.

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