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Raciolinguistics

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Sociolinguistics from the Periphery

By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."


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Title: Detecting stress patterns is related to children's performance on reading tasks
Author: Nicolás Gutiérrez Palma
Institution: Universidad de Jaén
Author: Manuel Raya-García
Institution: Universidad de Jaén
Author: Alfonso Palma-Reyes
Institution: Universidad de Granada
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Psycholinguistics
Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between the ability to detect changes in prosody and reading performance in Spanish. Participants were children aged 6–8 years who completed tasks involving reading words, reading pseudowords, stressing pseudowords, and reproducing pseudoword stress patterns. Results showed that the capacity to reproduce pseudoword stress patterns accounted for a unique portion of the variance in text reading, after controlling for phonological awareness, phoneme sensitivity, and working memory. In addition, stress sensitivity predicted children's performance in stressing pseudowords. These results suggest that stress sensitivity may affect fluency in reading as well as word stress learning.

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This article appears IN Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 30, Issue 1.

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