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ERIC Number: EJ1168021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Prosodic Awareness and Punctuation Ability in Adult Readers
Heggie, Lindsay; Wade-Woolley, Lesly
Reading Psychology, v39 n2 p188-215 2018
We examined the relationship between two metalinguistic tasks: prosodic awareness and punctuation ability. Specifically, we investigated whether adults' ability to punctuate was related to the degree to which they are aware of and able to manipulate prosody in spoken language. English-speaking adult readers (n = 115) were administered a receptive and a productive measure of prosodic awareness, a measure of their baseline knowledge of punctuation, and a productive measure of punctuation ability, in addition to control measures. Prosodic awareness emerged as a robust predictor of adults' ability to punctuate, over and above the influence of their punctuation knowledge, reading comprehension, and working memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Reading Mastery Test; Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
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