Prosodic competence as the missing component of reading processes: cross-linguistic evidence and future research

Wade-Woolley, L., Wood, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-1492-6501, Chan, J. and Weidman, S., 2021. Prosodic competence as the missing component of reading processes: cross-linguistic evidence and future research. Scientific Studies of Reading. ISSN 1088-8438 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Referring to the "vital parts" of speech that do not appear in print, E. B. Huey (1908/1968) described prosody in reading as "the rise and fall of pitch and inflection, the hurrying here and slowing there, what we have called the melody of speech." In this paper, we discuss the role prosody plays in reading, contextualized in the Reading Systems Framework, as a source of linguistic knowledge that impacts the orthographic system, the lexicon, and comprehension processes in tonal and non-tonal languages. Prosody at the word, phrase, and discourse levels is considered. We also review empirical evidence from experimental, longitudinal, and training studies to show the current state of knowledge about the role of prosodic competence in reading development. We conclude the paper with recommendations for future directions in research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Scientific Studies of Reading
Creators: Wade-Woolley, L., Wood, C., Chan, J. and Weidman, S.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 7 October 2021
ISSN: 1088-8438
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 11 Oct 2021 13:08
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 13:08
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44392

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