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Re: Random Literature Thread

Postby Dormouse559 » 2021-06-06, 3:50

I don't usually subvocalize while reading. But there are a couple situations where I may. First, it can help me establish a character's voice to say a line or two aloud; otherwise, all I hear in my head is my own voice. Second, subvocalizing can help me move past a section I'm stuck on. Occasionally, my thoughts get stuck in a loop, and this can also happen with a particular line I'm reading, but saying things out loud breaks the loop.
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Re: Random Literature Thread

Postby Yasna » 2021-06-09, 15:15

Rí.na.dTeangacha wrote:How much do you subvocalise (read "out loud" in your head) while reading? Do you ever do accents?

I generally try to avoid subvocalizing as it slows down reading, but when I have a lapse, the subvocalization will be in the author's voice if I'm familiar with it, but otherwise just my own normal voice.
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Re: Random Literature Thread

Postby Rí.na.dTeangacha » 2021-06-09, 16:08

Yasna wrote:
Rí.na.dTeangacha wrote:How much do you subvocalise (read "out loud" in your head) while reading? Do you ever do accents?

I generally try to avoid subvocalizing as it slows down reading, but when I have a lapse, the subvocalization will be in the author's voice if I'm familiar with it, but otherwise just my own normal voice.


I find it exceptionally difficult not to subvocalise. When I try to , in order to speed up reading, comprehension quickly drops off. As far as I can tell, my comprehension is directly proportional to how much and how carefully I subvocalise. I also find that my attention wanes much faster if I don't subvocalise - this is probably due to the comprehension drop-off; the less I understand what I'm reading, the less interested in it I am. For fiction, I find it especially important for me to subvocalise, given that much of the enjoyment I get from good fiction is not just getting the story, but how it's phrased, the poetry of the prose, so it becomes more worthwhile to slow down and savour it. For non-fiction, I often just want the author's argument, not necessarily to focus on their phrasing, so in those cases I speed up and subvocalise less, but at a certain point I have to be honest with myself and admit it's just skimming rather than reading. And that's fine, sometimes I only need to skim it.
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Re: Random Literature Thread

Postby vijayjohn » 2021-06-12, 1:44

Rí.na.dTeangacha wrote:
Yasna wrote:
Rí.na.dTeangacha wrote:How much do you subvocalise (read "out loud" in your head) while reading? Do you ever do accents?

I generally try to avoid subvocalizing as it slows down reading, but when I have a lapse, the subvocalization will be in the author's voice if I'm familiar with it, but otherwise just my own normal voice.


I find it exceptionally difficult not to subvocalise.

Atm, I'm not sure it's even possible for me not to.


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