Prosodic Characteristics of Skilled Reading: Fluency and Expressiveness in 8- 10-year-old Readers

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Abstract

Statistical methods of describing prosody were used to study fluency, expressiveness and their relationship among 8-10-year-old readers. There were robust relationships between expressiveness and variables associated with pitch mobility; and between fluency and measures associated with temporal organization. Interactions indicated that the relationships were not simple. Differences between groups depended on sentence content and position. Some measures offer a basis for rules aimed at assigning individuals to skill categories. The effects suggest psychological hypotheses about the underlying mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-82
Number of pages36
JournalLanguage and Speech
Volume45(1)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Sociology and Political Science

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