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undergraduate thesis: Do compound radicals exist as a unit of analysis in Chinese character recognition?

TitleDo compound radicals exist as a unit of analysis in Chinese character recognition?
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Tam, C. T. [譚智聰]. (2011). Do compound radicals exist as a unit of analysis in Chinese character recognition?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis study investigated the presence of compound radical representations as a unit of analysis in Chinese character recognition. Native local Cantonese-speaking undergraduates were recruited as participants. For each of the freestanding and non-freestanding conditions, a masked priming lexical decision task was used in which target type (characters containing compound radical and characters containing simple radical), prime type (compound radicals and simple radicals) and prime durations (32 ms and 48 ms) were manipulated. Interaction between prime duration and prime-target relation did not reach significance for both conditions. The results suggest that compound radicals are not represented in the process of Chinese character recognition, despite of their common occurrence as phonetic radicals. However, the pattern of interaction between prime type and prime duration noted with stimuli containing non-freestanding radical motivates further research in the direction of the existence of compound radical representation. Implications for further study of Chinese character processing are discussed.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectChinese characters
Word recognition
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192903

 

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dc.contributor.authorTam, Chi-chung, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.author譚智聰en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:33Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationTam, C. T. [譚智聰]. (2011). Do compound radicals exist as a unit of analysis in Chinese character recognition?. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192903-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the presence of compound radical representations as a unit of analysis in Chinese character recognition. Native local Cantonese-speaking undergraduates were recruited as participants. For each of the freestanding and non-freestanding conditions, a masked priming lexical decision task was used in which target type (characters containing compound radical and characters containing simple radical), prime type (compound radicals and simple radicals) and prime durations (32 ms and 48 ms) were manipulated. Interaction between prime duration and prime-target relation did not reach significance for both conditions. The results suggest that compound radicals are not represented in the process of Chinese character recognition, despite of their common occurrence as phonetic radicals. However, the pattern of interaction between prime type and prime duration noted with stimuli containing non-freestanding radical motivates further research in the direction of the existence of compound radical representation. Implications for further study of Chinese character processing are discussed.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 charactersen_US
dc.subject.lcshWord recognitionen_US
dc.titleDo compound radicals exist as a unit of analysis in Chinese character recognition?en_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093466en_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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