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The effects of noticing one's pronunciation mistakes were explored among Persian learners of English. Three different features of pronunciation were tested: negative markers, compound nouns, and question words. The purpose of this study was to determine how much effect noticing these pronunciation mistakes assisted in improving pronunciation. Three Persian-speaking adults participated in interviews, visual prompts, and role-plays to elicit the targeted pronunciation features. Each participant showed difficulty in pronouncing compound nouns with the correct word stress. Ten hours of instruction were given to two of the participants and then they were again tested on this feature. Participants showed an improved success rate from only 18% correctly pronounced in the pre-test to 94% in the post-test.
Doan, Nathan, "The effect of noticing on improving the pronunciation of Persian English language learners" (2013). School of Education Student Capstones and Dissertations. 525.