Ateneum Academy in Gdańsk, Poland; https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0192-737X
Bibliographic citation: (ISSN 2657-9774) Educational Role of Language Journal. Volume 2023-2(10). THE EMOTIONAL DIMENSION OF LANGUAGE AND OF LINGUISTIC EDUCATION, pp. 132-141
Speech prosody – its melody, accent, and quantity – plays a significant role in language communication, including the expression of emotions. Limited prosodic skills in individuals with profound hearing disabilities affect their communicative functioning. Modern hearing prostheses, such as cochlear implants, enable deaf people to develop and utilize auditory and oral language abilities, although not always prosodic ones. The presented results of our own research indicate the importance of the period of hearing loss and the duration of implant use for prosodic effectiveness in cochlear implant users. They also emphasize the need for rehabilitation activities that focus on early prosodic stimulation in prelingually deaf children and prosodic training in prelingually deaf adults.
Keywords: speech prosody, prelingual and postlingual deafness, cochlear implant
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