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undergraduate thesis: The effect of boundedness on reading Chinese words across primary grades

TitleThe effect of boundedness on reading Chinese words across primary grades
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
AbstractThis study was to investigate the effect of boundedness on reading Chinese words across primary grades in Hong Kong. Morphological awareness is crucial for complex word learning, in which meanings of morphemes are interpreted and stored. As bound morphemes cannot stand-alone as independent words and they always appear as constituent characters in complex words, their meanings may not be able to be directly accessible and could only be accessed when the morphemes are encountered in several complex words with related meanings. Therefore, increase in language exposure was hypothesized to allow a person to retrieve meanings of bound morphemes and store them as individual words. This was investigated by lexical decision task, reading aloud of complex words and reading aloud of constituent morphemes in the present study. Results of t-tests showed that there was effect of boundedness on accuracy rate in reading aloud complex words and constituent morphemes, but not in lexical decision task. Implications of the findings on the development of word reading would be discussed. Mental representations of morpheme meanings became clearer in higher grades for both bound and free morphemes due to increased language exposure.
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. 30-31).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectChinese language -- Morphemics.
School children -- Language.
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173726

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorTse, Wai-chingen_HK
dc.contributor.author謝慧貞zh_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173726-
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. 30-31).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was to investigate the effect of boundedness on reading Chinese words across primary grades in Hong Kong. Morphological awareness is crucial for complex word learning, in which meanings of morphemes are interpreted and stored. As bound morphemes cannot stand-alone as independent words and they always appear as constituent characters in complex words, their meanings may not be able to be directly accessible and could only be accessed when the morphemes are encountered in several complex words with related meanings. Therefore, increase in language exposure was hypothesized to allow a person to retrieve meanings of bound morphemes and store them as individual words. This was investigated by lexical decision task, reading aloud of complex words and reading aloud of constituent morphemes in the present study. Results of t-tests showed that there was effect of boundedness on accuracy rate in reading aloud complex words and constituent morphemes, but not in lexical decision task. Implications of the findings on the development of word reading would be discussed. Mental representations of morpheme meanings became clearer in higher grades for both bound and free morphemes due to increased language exposure.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 -- Morphemics.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSchool children -- Language.en_US
dc.titleThe effect of boundedness on reading Chinese words across primary gradesen_HK
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb4813212en_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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