Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Educators and oral readers have differed on what should be included in a course of study for oral reading. The student of oral reading must examine the field and try to formulate his own philosophy. In so doing he finds that some studies of oral reading have stressed different schools of thought. Others have discussed specific problems in the field, compiled philosophies and methods of leading writers and teachers, or studied textbooks used in oral reading. These investigations offer a means for students and teachers to note the trends in the study and philosophy of oral reading, including the specialized area of artistic oral reading. However, to the writer’s knowledge there has been no attempt to compile an annotated bibliography of studies in oral reading. Such a bibliography would be a research tool for students, teachers, and researchers in the field. The present study is a step in this direction. The primary purpose was to prepare a bibliography of studies in oral reading. The secondary purpose was to annotate some recent studies which may be useful to the teacher of artistic oral reading in college.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Elocution -- Bibliography
Elocution -- Study and teaching -- Abstracts
Reading -- Bibiography
Reading -- Abstracts


Includes bibliographical references



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South Dakota State University