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Article: Syntactic skills in sentence reading comprehension among Chinese elementary school children

TitleSyntactic skills in sentence reading comprehension among Chinese elementary school children
Authors
KeywordsChinese
Reading comprehension
Syntactic skills
Issue Date2012
PublisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0922-4777
Citation
Reading And Writing, 2012, v. 25 n. 3, p. 679-699 How to Cite?
AbstractThe present study examined the role of syntactic skills for reading comprehension in Chinese. Two hundred and seventy-two Chinese children were tested on their phonological processing, orthographic, morphological, syntactic, and literacy skills at Grades 1 and 2. Hierarchical multiple regression results showed that syntactic skills, in terms of word order, connective usage, and knowledge of morphosyntactic structure (measured by an oral cloze task) in Grade 1, significantly predicted sentence reading comprehension in Grade 2 after controlling for the children's age, IQ, and word level reading-related cognitive skills in Grade 1, and word reading in Grade 2. As in alphabetic languages, syntactic skills are essential for reading comprehension in Chinese. The unique roles of individual syntactic skills for understanding sentences in Chinese are discussed. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141028
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.308
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.332
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dc.contributor.authorHo, CSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, DWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, KKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuan, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, WSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:23:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:23:37Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationReading And Writing, 2012, v. 25 n. 3, p. 679-699en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0922-4777en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141028-
dc.description.abstractThe present study examined the role of syntactic skills for reading comprehension in Chinese. Two hundred and seventy-two Chinese children were tested on their phonological processing, orthographic, morphological, syntactic, and literacy skills at Grades 1 and 2. Hierarchical multiple regression results showed that syntactic skills, in terms of word order, connective usage, and knowledge of morphosyntactic structure (measured by an oral cloze task) in Grade 1, significantly predicted sentence reading comprehension in Grade 2 after controlling for the children's age, IQ, and word level reading-related cognitive skills in Grade 1, and word reading in Grade 2. As in alphabetic languages, syntactic skills are essential for reading comprehension in Chinese. The unique roles of individual syntactic skills for understanding sentences in Chinese are discussed. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag Dordrecht. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0922-4777en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofReading and Writingen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectReading comprehensionen_HK
dc.subjectSyntactic skillsen_HK
dc.titleSyntactic skills in sentence reading comprehension among Chinese elementary school childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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