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undergraduate thesis: How do Chinese readers identify phonetic and semantic radicals from compound characters?

TitleHow do Chinese readers identify phonetic and semantic radicals from compound characters?
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Abstract
Recent studies have indicated that Chinese readers decompose phonetic-semantic compound character into radicals and retrieve information about pronunciation and meaning of that character. To accurately retrieve the pronunciation of a character, readers need to identify the phonetic radicals from the constituent radicals. A database on radicals of Chinese characters appears in primary school textbooks was established. Radical property (absolute phonetic, absolute semantic or ambiguous) and the positional consistency of the radical were coded for each radical. Analysis of the database regarding the factors mentioned developmentally. It serves as a foundation to investigate the process of phonetic and semantic radical identification. To study identification strategies employed by readers, an experiment was conducted. Adult participants were required to identify phonetic and semantic radicals from pseudo-characters of left-right configuration with varying radical properties and positional consistencies. Results suggest that readers consider the radical property and positional consistency at the same time to make their decision.
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."
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectChinese language.
Word recognition.
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173710

 

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dc.contributor.authorLam, Kwan-hungen_HK
dc.contributor.author林鈞鴻zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:04Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173710-
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. 29-30).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractRecent studies have indicated that Chinese readers decompose phonetic-semantic compound character into radicals and retrieve information about pronunciation and meaning of that character. To accurately retrieve the pronunciation of a character, readers need to identify the phonetic radicals from the constituent radicals. A database on radicals of Chinese characters appears in primary school textbooks was established. Radical property (absolute phonetic, absolute semantic or ambiguous) and the positional consistency of the radical were coded for each radical. Analysis of the database regarding the factors mentioned developmentally. It serves as a foundation to investigate the process of phonetic and semantic radical identification. To study identification strategies employed by readers, an experiment was conducted. Adult participants were required to identify phonetic and semantic radicals from pseudo-characters of left-right configuration with varying radical properties and positional consistencies. Results suggest that readers consider the radical property and positional consistency at the same time to make their decision.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.lcshChinese language.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWord recognition.en_US
dc.titleHow do Chinese readers identify phonetic and semantic radicals from compound characters?en_HK
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4813058en_US
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.thesislevelbachelor'sen_US
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciencesen_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_US

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