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Adults' musical aptitude shapes their silent reading fluency in a foreign language

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We hypothesized that learners’ contextual word recognition ability in L1 and FL in addition to, phonological awareness, auditory working memory and musical aptitude, elements related to the acoustic dimension of reading, would influence adults’ silent reading fluency. Our structural modeling allows us to describe how these different variables interact to determine the silent reading fluency construct. In fact, the effect of musical aptitude on fluent silent reading in our model reveals to be stronger than phonological awareness or auditory working memory

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This page is a summary of: The Acoustic Dimension of Reading: Does Musical Aptitude Affect Silent Reading Fluency?, Frontiers in Neuroscience, April 2020, Frontiers, DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00399.
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