Reading Aloud in Britain Today
Do you ever read out loud?
Shouting? Whispering? Chanting?
To one person, in a group or completely alone?
Reading Aloud in Britain Today (RABiT) is a two-year study of contemporary adult reading aloud practices. We want to find out whether, what, where, how and why adults read aloud, or listen to others reading.
Much is written about reading aloud as a teaching or motivational tool – a means to an end – but not so much is written about reading aloud as an end in itself, an everyday adult practice. Anecdotal evidence suggests that adults do indeed read aloud for various purposes and across various life domains and yet these practices are rarely talked about.
We want to find out more.