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undergraduate thesis: Effects of semantic radicals on Chinese character decision of Chinese children at grade three

TitleEffects of semantic radicals on Chinese character decision of Chinese children at grade three
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Lau, K. [劉嘉裕]. (2011). Effects of semantic radicals on Chinese character decision of Chinese children at grade three. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis study investigated the effects of semantic radical properties on character recognition among children at Grade 3 by using a character decision task. The results showed a significant effect of semantic transparency on error rate; but a significant effect of semantic radical consistency only presented for transparent characters. Results from multiple regression analyses showed that even when other correlated psycholinguistic factors were controlled, semantic transparency was still an important predictor of character recognition. The results indicate that a) semantic transparency facilitates character recognition in Grade 3 children; b) they have some awareness of semantic radical consistency in Chinese script and c) sublexical processing of semantic properties should be assumed in children as young as 8 years of age.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectChinese language - Semantics
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192887

 

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dc.contributor.authorLau, Ka-yuen_US
dc.contributor.author劉嘉裕en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationLau, K. [劉嘉裕]. (2011). Effects of semantic radicals on Chinese character decision of Chinese children at grade three. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192887-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the effects of semantic radical properties on character recognition among children at Grade 3 by using a character decision task. The results showed a significant effect of semantic transparency on error rate; but a significant effect of semantic radical consistency only presented for transparent characters. Results from multiple regression analyses showed that even when other correlated psycholinguistic factors were controlled, semantic transparency was still an important predictor of character recognition. The results indicate that a) semantic transparency facilitates character recognition in Grade 3 children; b) they have some awareness of semantic radical consistency in Chinese script and c) sublexical processing of semantic properties should be assumed in children as young as 8 years of age.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)en_US
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong Licenseen_US
dc.subject.lcshChinese language - Semanticsen_US
dc.titleEffects of semantic radicals on Chinese character decision of Chinese children at grade threeen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093406en_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
dc.date.hkucongregation2011en_US

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