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undergraduate thesis: Effect of different second languages as media of instruction on phonological awareness

TitleEffect of different second languages as media of instruction on phonological awareness
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Yuen, C. E. [袁頌貽]. (2011). Effect of different second languages as media of instruction on phonological awareness. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis study investigated the effect of different media of instruction on the development of phonological awareness of the first language. Subjects were 187 elementary school students from grades 1 to 3. They were native Cantonese speakers, and were divided into 3 groups according to the medium of instruction in school. Four aspects of phonological awareness: syllable, phoneme, rhyme and tone were investigated by means of 8 tasks. The results showed that Cantonese-English children performed best out of the three groups; while Cantonese-Mandarin and monolingual Cantonese children performed the same. There seemed to be a proficiency threshold in which a second language learnt, no matter an alphabetic or non-alphabetic language, could facilitate development of phonological awareness. Involvement of alphabetic representations in literacy instruction is important for the development of phonological awareness of the first language. In conclusion, the nature and intensity of instruction given affects phonological awareness abilities in school-aged children.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectLanguage and languages - Phonology
Second language acquisition
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192912

 

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dc.contributor.authorYuen, Chung-yee, Estheren_US
dc.contributor.author袁頌貽en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T06:05:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T06:05:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationYuen, C. E. [袁頌貽]. (2011). Effect of different second languages as media of instruction on phonological awareness. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192912-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the effect of different media of instruction on the development of phonological awareness of the first language. Subjects were 187 elementary school students from grades 1 to 3. They were native Cantonese speakers, and were divided into 3 groups according to the medium of instruction in school. Four aspects of phonological awareness: syllable, phoneme, rhyme and tone were investigated by means of 8 tasks. The results showed that Cantonese-English children performed best out of the three groups; while Cantonese-Mandarin and monolingual Cantonese children performed the same. There seemed to be a proficiency threshold in which a second language learnt, no matter an alphabetic or non-alphabetic language, could facilitate development of phonological awareness. Involvement of alphabetic representations in literacy instruction is important for the development of phonological awareness of the first language. In conclusion, the nature and intensity of instruction given affects phonological awareness abilities in school-aged children.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.lcshLanguage and languages - Phonologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecond language acquisitionen_US
dc.titleEffect of different second languages as media of instruction on phonological awarenessen_US
dc.typeUG_Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.hkulb5093502en_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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