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A review of reading prosody acquisition and development

  • Erika GoddeEmail author
  • Marie-Line Bosse
  • Gérard Bailly
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Abstract

The present work reviews the current knowledge of the development of reading prosody, or reading aloud with expression, in young children. Prosody comprises the variables of timing, phrasing, emphasis and intonation that speakers use to convey meaning. We detail the subjective rating scales proposed as a means of assessing performance in young readers and the objective features of each as markers of progress. Finally, we review studies that have explored the intricate relations between automaticity, prosody and comprehension.

Keywords

Reading prosody Reading development Reading comprehension Reading fluency Expressivity 

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Funding

Funding was provided by Caisse des dépots et consignation (E-FRAN PIA program).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS, LPNCUniversité Grenoble AlpesGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.CNRS, Grenoble-INP, GIPSA-LabUniversité Grenoble AlpesGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.LPNCUniversité Grenoble AlpesGrenoble, Cedex 9France

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