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Undergraduate Thesis: How do Chinese readers identify phonetic and semantic radicals from compound characters?
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TitleHow do Chinese readers identify phonetic and semantic radicals from compound characters?
 
AuthorsLam, Kwan-hung
林鈞鴻
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
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.
 
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. 29-30).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
SubjectChinese language.
Word recognition.
 
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
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dc.contributor.authorLam, Kwan-hung
 
dc.contributor.author林鈞鴻
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:04Z
 
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:04Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
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.
 
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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."
 
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 29-30).
 
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor's
 
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4813058
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173710
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.subject.lcshChinese language.
 
dc.subject.lcshWord recognition.
 
dc.titleHow do Chinese readers identify phonetic and semantic radicals from compound characters?
 
dc.typeUG_Thesis
 
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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
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