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Vernacular EloquenceWhat Speech Can Bring to Writing$
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Peter Elbow

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199782505

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.001.0001

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How Does Revising by Reading Aloud Actually Work?

How Does Revising by Reading Aloud Actually Work?

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(p.237) 12 How Does Revising by Reading Aloud Actually Work?
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Vernacular Eloquence
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Peter Elbow

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199782505.003.0012

This chapter explains how reading aloud actually improves revision and why it is very helpful to read our own writing aloud. After discussing the advantages of reading aloud, the chapter examines the role of intonation units in the process of revising with the help of speaking and listening. It also considers the importance of sound and music in writing, along with the application of reading aloud to the study of literature and some objections to reading aloud. Finally, it looks at the history of the non-grammar approach to learning language.

Keywords:   reading aloud, revision, writing, intonation units, speaking, listening, sound, music, literature, language

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