The role of orthographic knowledge in Chinese character learning amongst Hong Kong ethnic minority students


Grant Data
Project Title
The role of orthographic knowledge in Chinese character learning amongst Hong Kong ethnic minority students
Principal Investigator
Dr Loh, Elizabeth Ka Yee   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Tam Chung Wing Loretta   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Leung Shing On   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Tse Shek Kam   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2015-09-01
Completion Date
2017-08-31
Amount
610988
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Chinese character reading, orthographic knowledge, visual-orthographic skills, ethnic alphasyllabary language, Chinese as a second language
Discipline
Education: Research on Teaching & Learning
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17605215
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) To assess the impact of structural complexity of characters with regard to character identification. 3) To assess the length of time spent studying CSL in formal educational setting necessary for developing orthographic sensitivity amongst EM students with limited input on orthographic analogies. 4) To measure the variation between ethnic groups and the length of time spent studying CSL in terms of orthographic sensitivity. 5) To examine whether there are any within group and between group differences in terms of orthographic knowledge amongst EM students.