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undergraduate thesis: Development of cohesive measures in Cantonese preschoolers' narratives

TitleDevelopment of cohesive measures in Cantonese preschoolers' narratives
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Fok, K. [霍家琪]. (2010). Development of cohesive measures in Cantonese preschoolers' narratives : a pilot study. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractAim: This study aimed to examine the clinical usefulness of four cohesive measures in describing Cantonese-speaking preschool children’s narrative ability. Method: A total of 90 typically-developing Cantonese–speaking children aged from 3;00 to 6;00 were recruited. Fictional narratives were elicited through story retelling. The measures under investigation included (1) mean length of utterance (MLU), (2) connectives, (3) modifiers and (4) referencing. Results: All the four measures demonstrated satisfactory to good scoring reliability with MLU showing the lowest agreement. Each measure demonstrated statistically significant growth across age groups but with different rate of development. The measure of referencing was found to be the most developmentally sensitive and followed by modifiers. Conclusions: The feasibilities of using each measure to describe preschool children’s language in clinical practice were discussed. This study may pave the way to the development of a largerscale standardized assessment tools in the future.
Description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-30).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectNarration (Rhetoric)
Preschool children -- China -- Hong Kong -- Language.
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173703

 

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dc.contributor.authorFok, Ka-kien_HK
dc.contributor.author霍家琪zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:01Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationFok, K. [霍家琪]. (2010). Development of cohesive measures in Cantonese preschoolers' narratives : a pilot study. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173703-
dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 27-30).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractAim: This study aimed to examine the clinical usefulness of four cohesive measures in describing Cantonese-speaking preschool children’s narrative ability. Method: A total of 90 typically-developing Cantonese–speaking children aged from 3;00 to 6;00 were recruited. Fictional narratives were elicited through story retelling. The measures under investigation included (1) mean length of utterance (MLU), (2) connectives, (3) modifiers and (4) referencing. Results: All the four measures demonstrated satisfactory to good scoring reliability with MLU showing the lowest agreement. Each measure demonstrated statistically significant growth across age groups but with different rate of development. The measure of referencing was found to be the most developmentally sensitive and followed by modifiers. Conclusions: The feasibilities of using each measure to describe preschool children’s language in clinical practice were discussed. This study may pave the way to the development of a largerscale standardized assessment tools in the future.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNarration (Rhetoric)en_US
dc.subject.lcshPreschool children -- China -- Hong Kong -- Language.en_US
dc.titleDevelopment of cohesive measures in Cantonese preschoolers' narrativesen_HK
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4813024en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelBacheloren_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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