Posted on May 31, 2002

Seth Greenberg, Gilbert R. Livingston Professor of Psychology, and his colleagues Asher Koriat and Hamutal Kriener at University of Haifa published “The extraction of structure during reading: Evidence from reading prosody” in the May 2002 issue of Memory and Cognition. The study demonstrates that the prosodic or rhythmic pattern and intonation produced when reading a text out loud for the first time depends almost entirely on the placement of structural markers in a text (e.g., articles and prepositions), and surprisingly not at all on a text meaning.