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postgraduate thesis: The role of syntactic and translation skills on narrative writing among Chinese primary students

TitleThe role of syntactic and translation skills on narrative writing among Chinese primary students
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Li, W. [李穎思]. (2012). The role of syntactic and translation skills on narrative writing among Chinese primary students. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5156731
AbstractMultiple cognitive-linguistic factors have been found to contribute to narrative writing in English, and this study aims to investigate whether the same applies to writing in Chinese. Taken into account the special characteristics in grammar of the Chinese language and the differences between oral dialect and written language, the present study assessed a total of 117 Hong Kong primary school children in either Grade Three or Five on their performances in a range of cognitive-linguistic skills (i.e., syntactic skills, oral-written translation, discourse skills, and topic knowledge) and narrative writing in Chinese. Results of regression analyses showed that oral-written translation skill is the unique and significant predictor of writing in general. Besides, syntactic skills are more predictive for the writing performance of junior writers, while topic knowledge is more crucial to the writing by senior writers. More specifically, syntactic and oral-written translation skills predict the grammar of writing; topic knowledge predicts the fluency of writing; and discourse skills contribute significantly to the content of writing. These findings shed light on understanding the basis of writing in Chinese and serve as a foundation for future research on writing development and difficulties.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectChinese language - Composition and exercises - Study and teaching (Primary) - China - Hong Kong
Language acquisition - China - Hong Kong
Cognitive learning - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramEducational Psychology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/196516

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLi, Wing-sze-
dc.contributor.author李穎思-
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-14T23:16:31Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-14T23:16:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationLi, W. [李穎思]. (2012). The role of syntactic and translation skills on narrative writing among Chinese primary students. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5156731-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/196516-
dc.description.abstractMultiple cognitive-linguistic factors have been found to contribute to narrative writing in English, and this study aims to investigate whether the same applies to writing in Chinese. Taken into account the special characteristics in grammar of the Chinese language and the differences between oral dialect and written language, the present study assessed a total of 117 Hong Kong primary school children in either Grade Three or Five on their performances in a range of cognitive-linguistic skills (i.e., syntactic skills, oral-written translation, discourse skills, and topic knowledge) and narrative writing in Chinese. Results of regression analyses showed that oral-written translation skill is the unique and significant predictor of writing in general. Besides, syntactic skills are more predictive for the writing performance of junior writers, while topic knowledge is more crucial to the writing by senior writers. More specifically, syntactic and oral-written translation skills predict the grammar of writing; topic knowledge predicts the fluency of writing; and discourse skills contribute significantly to the content of writing. These findings shed light on understanding the basis of writing in Chinese and serve as a foundation for future research on writing development and difficulties.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
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 - Composition and exercises - Study and teaching (Primary) - China - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshLanguage acquisition - China - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshCognitive learning - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleThe role of syntactic and translation skills on narrative writing among Chinese primary students-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5156731-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducational Psychology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5156731-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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