—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.
—Inner speech, subvocalization, reading,
Yuan-Hsuan Lee is with the National Taichung University of Education,
Taichung, ROC (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.