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Vicenik, Chad Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2011
It has been widely shown that infants and adults are capable of using only prosodic information to discriminate between languages. However, it remains unclear which aspects of prosody, either rhythm or intonation, listeners attend to for language discrimination. Previous researchers have suggested that rhythm, the duration and timing of speech…
Descriptors: Intonation, Auditory Discrimination, North American English, Acoustics
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González-Trujillo, M. Carmen; Defior, Sylvia; Gutiérrez-Palma, Nicolás – Journal of Research in Reading, 2014
Recent literacy research shows an increasing interest in the influence of prosody on literacy acquisition. The current study examines the relationship of nonspeech rhythmic skills to children's reading acquisition, and their possible relation to stress assignment in Spanish, a syllable-timed language. Sixty-six third graders with no reading…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, Reading Fluency, Elementary School Students
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Razak, Norizan Abdul; Zaini, Nuramirah – English Language Teaching, 2014
Many researches have shown that different approach needed in analysing linear and non-linear reading comprehension texts and different cognitive skills are required. This research attempts to discover the relationship between Science Stream students' reading competency on linear and non-linear texts in Malaysian University English Test (MUET) with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Scores, Multiple Intelligences
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Price, Kelly J.; Edgell, Dorothy; Kerns, Kimberly A. – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
This study addressed what role movement timing irregularities have in producing the motor deficits documented in Asperger's Syndrome (AS). Participants included males with AS (n = 14) and without (n = 16), matched by age (7-23 years) and with no significant IQ differences. They completed measures of timing perception (comparisons of tempo of…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Children, Adolescents
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Erhan, Süleyman Erim; Gerek, Zinnur; Bedir, Deniz – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study was carried out to investigate the relationship among the hand, eye, and ear lateralizations and the sense of rhythm of the athletes randomly selected from different sport branches. A total of 115 elite athletes including 72 males (62.6%) and 43 females (37.4%) whose mean age was 22.3 ± 2.4 years and who receive training at different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Lateral Dominance, Athletes
Wang, Dennis Ping-Cheng – Online Submission, 2008
Movement activities can be used to integrate with any other curriculum in childhood education. The movements can inspire the sense of rhythmic concepts for children. This study aims at investigating how children can be motivated and inspired rhythmically by body movement through Dalcroze approach. In this research, the author revealed how physical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Movement Education
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Russell, Brian E. – International Journal of Music Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to test a hypothesized model of solo music performance assessment. Specifically, this study investigates the influence of technique and musical expression on perceptions of overall performance quality. The Aural Musical Performance Quality (AMPQ) measure was created to measure overall performance quality, technique,…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Measures (Individuals), Reliability
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Hilger, Allison I.; Zelaznik, Howard; Smith, Anne – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2016
Purpose: Stuttering involves a breakdown in the speech motor system. We address whether stuttering in its early stage is specific to the speech motor system or whether its impact is observable across motor systems. Method: As an extension of Olander, Smith, and Zelaznik (2010), we measured bimanual motor timing performance in 115 children: 70…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Evidence, Developmental Disabilities, Stuttering
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Efraimidou, Vasiliki; Sidiropoulou, Maria; Giagazoglou, Paraskevi; Proios, Miltiadis; Tsimaras, Vasileios; Orologas, Anastasios – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effect of a music and movement intervention program on gait, balance and psychological parameters of 10 male athletes in throwing events (ball and disc) with Cerebral Palsy (CP) (spastic hemiplegia), all coming from a sport club in Thessaloniki. Participants were divided randomly by methodical…
Descriptors: Music Education, Movement Education, Control Groups, Psychomotor Skills
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Richmond, James; McLachlan, Neil M.; Ainley, Mary; Osborne, Margaret – International Journal of Music Education, 2016
Rates of music participation are low in developed nations. This may be attributed in part to the failure of school music to engage children sufficiently to motivate them to continue learning and participating in music. We tested the "Harmonix" program of classroom music education, which is currently being designed to maximize engagement…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Skill Development, Music Education, Musical Instruments
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Hofsteter, Fred T. – Journal of Research in Music Education, 1981
Presents the results of a study in aural training that analyzed freshman music majors' responses to rhythmic dictation exercises in the GUIDO system. An analysis of the data showed perceptual patterns and learning styles common to exercises in both simple and common meters. (AM)
Descriptors: Auditory Training, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Research
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Parry, Simon – Research in Drama Education, 2014
This article examines youth theatre as a mode of promoting public dialogue within situations of political tension or conflict. It reflects on the author's own experience of trying unsuccessfully to find a framework to evaluate an European Union supported theatre project, youth/art/peace/network, which took place in Austria, Israel and Palestine in…
Descriptors: Youth, Theater Arts, Foreign Countries, Drama
Kearney, Jay T. – 1973
The relative rates of strength recovery subsequent to bouts of rhythmic or sustained isometric exercise were investigated. The 72 undergraduates who served as subjects were tested seven times within the framework of a repeated measures design. Each testing session involved two bouts of either rhythmic or sustained isometric exercise separated by a…
Descriptors: Athletics, Calisthenics, Exercise (Physiology), Fatigue (Biology)
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Johnson, Christopher M. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1999
Analyzes 15 performances of "Bach's Suite Number 3 for Violoncello solo, Bourree Number 1" and determines what patterns of rhythmic variation (rubato) were used by soloists. Indicates that the soloists demonstrated four identifiable and similar trends in the performances. (CMK)
Descriptors: Applied Music, Data Analysis, Educational Trends, Higher Education
Inselberg, Rachel; And Others – 1992
This study sought to determine whether differences existed between infants from low socioeconomic status (SES) families and those from high SES families in the occipital rhythmic activity of the brain, as recorded in their electroencephalograms (EEGs), as well as in other developmental measures. Ten low SES white infants and 10 high SES white…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Comparative Analysis, Electroencephalography, Environmental Influences
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