Linguistic Rhythm and Literacy

ORCID logoJenny Thomson | University of Sheffield
Linda Jarmulowicz | University of Memphis
ISBN 9789027244079 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267559 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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The intersection of sound processing, speech production, and literacy is a promising and growing area of study. This volume showcases recent empirical research exploring the association between linguistic rhythm and reading. Linguistic rhythm does not easily assume a single definition, which is part of the motivation for this volume, and subsumes constructs including suprasegmental phonology, prosody, intonation and stress. The twelve papers collected here are the product of a gathering of like-minded researchers from the disciplines of linguistics, psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and education. The resulting chapters cover topics including the following: developmental interactions between linguistic rhythm and reading and spelling, relationships between rhythm and dyslexia, and cross-linguistic variation in the relationship between lexical stress and orthography. This book will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in the fields of linguistics, human communication, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and literacy.
[Trends in Language Acquisition Research, 17] 2016.  xiv, 286 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Thomsom and Jarmulowicz have brought together in one text twelve outstanding chapters written by a diverse set of researchers that, collectively, inspire readers to go beyond their own discipline’s way of thinking about prosody and rhythm. These chapters undoubtedly will inspire new thoughts about the relation between linguistic rhythm and literacy. Assumptions may be challenged, terms may be questioned and/or refined, and likely new programs of research will be developed.”
“I have been waiting for a book like Linguistic Rhythm and Literacy for a long time. We have known since the late 90s that phonological and orthographic pattern knowledge play critical roles in literacy skills and more recently we have acknowledged the important contribution of morphological awareness. This book provides evidence of another component, the prosodic environment, which must be included in a comprehensive view of literacy. It is indeed a treat to have the contributions all in one place! I look forward to using the book both in my own research and with my students.”
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Johansson, Mats
2017. Empirical Research on Asymmetrical Rhythmsin Scandinavian Folk Music: A Critical Review. Studia Musicologica Norvegica 43:1  pp. 58 ff. DOI logo
Schmidt, Barbara Maria, Petra Breuer-Küppers, Doris Vahlhaus-Aretz, Anja Larissa Obergfell & Alfred Schabmann
2023. Prosodic sensitivity and phoneme awareness as predictors of reading fluency in German. Reading and Writing 36:1  pp. 223 ff. DOI logo
Skubic, Darija, Blažka Gaberc & Janez Jerman
2021. Supportive Development of Phonological Awareness Through Musical Activities According to Edgar Willems. SAGE Open 11:2  pp. 215824402110218 ff. DOI logo
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CFDC: Language acquisition

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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