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The role of prosody in reading comprehension: evidence from poor comprehenders

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The role of prosody in reading comprehension : evidence from poor comprehenders. / Groen, Margriet A.; Veenendaal, Nathalie J.; Verhoeven, Ludo.

In: Journal of Research in Reading, Vol. 42, No. 1, 01.02.2019, p. 37-57.

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Groen, MA, Veenendaal, NJ & Verhoeven, L 2019, 'The role of prosody in reading comprehension: evidence from poor comprehenders', Journal of Research in Reading, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 37-57. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9817.12133

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Groen, M. A., Veenendaal, N. J., & Verhoeven, L. (2019). The role of prosody in reading comprehension: evidence from poor comprehenders. Journal of Research in Reading, 42(1), 37-57. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9817.12133

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Groen MA, Veenendaal NJ, Verhoeven L. The role of prosody in reading comprehension: evidence from poor comprehenders. Journal of Research in Reading. 2019 Feb 1;42(1):37-57. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9817.12133

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Groen, Margriet A. ; Veenendaal, Nathalie J. ; Verhoeven, Ludo. / The role of prosody in reading comprehension : evidence from poor comprehenders. In: Journal of Research in Reading. 2019 ; Vol. 42, No. 1. pp. 37-57.

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