IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(8): 720-724 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.546

The Effectiveness of Using Inner Speech and Communicative Speech in Reading Literacy Development: A Synthesis of Research

Yuan-Hsuan Lee
Abstract—This paper provides a theoretical understanding of inner speech and communicative speech and their impact on the process of reading literacy. The aim of this paper is to probe into questions, such as what the characteristics of inner speech are, what the relationship between inner speech and subvocalization is, what inner speech can do to help reading, and what technology can do to help practice of inner speech and literacy development. Review of literature has suggested that (1) inner speech are abbreviated form of easily stored meaning units; (2) inner speech as a form of subvocal rehearsal can retrieve information in the working memory and help solve reading problems; (3) inner speech is a mechanism that put chunks of text into compact meaning units and that elicits meanings when reading cognition becomes problematic; (4) technology can help literacy development but more emphasis should be on providing nourishing help, specifically, providing well-trained teachers and a rigorous curriculum that integrates the use of technology.

Index Terms—Inner speech, subvocalization, reading, memory.

Yuan-Hsuan Lee is with the National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, ROC (e-mail: jasvi.rms@gmail.com).

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Cite: Yuan-Hsuan Lee, " The Effectiveness of Using Inner Speech and Communicative Speech in Reading Literacy Development: A Synthesis of Research," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 720-724, 2015.

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