undergraduate thesis: Personal narrative assessment for Cantonese-speaking school-age children

TitlePersonal narrative assessment for Cantonese-speaking school-age children
Authors
Issue Date2013
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
So, K. [蘇嘉蒨]. (2013). Personal narrative assessment for Cantonese-speaking school-age children. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractThis study investigated the oral personal narrative production in 60 Cantonese-speaking children between 6 and 9 years of age. Three language measures, namely Total Personal Narrative Score, Macrostructure Score and Microstructure, were derived from three personal narratives produced by each participant after listening to the sample stories. The participants also completed the Cantonese Grammar subtest of the Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS). Analysis of the data demonstrated that there were significant group differences in narrative production skills with respect to all the tested language measures. Further investigation identified that the high point element ‘Resolution’ at the macrostructure level was the most sensitive to age, and ‘Conjunction’ was a better age indicator than ‘Referencing’ at the microstructure level. The correlation between the Macrostructure and Microstructure scores was positive but weak, while the correlation between Total Personal Narrative and Cantonese Grammar scores was positive and strong. No significant group difference was found with respect to the length of narratives. These findings supported McCabe and Bliss (2003) and Cheng’s (2004) reports that personal narrative production can be further developed as an efficient tool for screening and assessment of language capabilities of Cantonese-speaking school-age children.
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
SubjectNarration (Rhetoric)
School children - China - Hong Kong - Language
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238548
HKU Library Item IDb5806067

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorSo, Ka-sin-
dc.contributor.author蘇嘉蒨-
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-15T13:04:41Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-15T13:04:41Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationSo, K. [蘇嘉蒨]. (2013). Personal narrative assessment for Cantonese-speaking school-age children. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/238548-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the oral personal narrative production in 60 Cantonese-speaking children between 6 and 9 years of age. Three language measures, namely Total Personal Narrative Score, Macrostructure Score and Microstructure, were derived from three personal narratives produced by each participant after listening to the sample stories. The participants also completed the Cantonese Grammar subtest of the Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS). Analysis of the data demonstrated that there were significant group differences in narrative production skills with respect to all the tested language measures. Further investigation identified that the high point element ‘Resolution’ at the macrostructure level was the most sensitive to age, and ‘Conjunction’ was a better age indicator than ‘Referencing’ at the microstructure level. The correlation between the Macrostructure and Microstructure scores was positive but weak, while the correlation between Total Personal Narrative and Cantonese Grammar scores was positive and strong. No significant group difference was found with respect to the length of narratives. These findings supported McCabe and Bliss (2003) and Cheng’s (2004) reports that personal narrative production can be further developed as an efficient tool for screening and assessment of language capabilities of Cantonese-speaking school-age children.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshNarration (Rhetoric)-
dc.subject.lcshSchool children - China - Hong Kong - Language-
dc.titlePersonal narrative assessment for Cantonese-speaking school-age children-
dc.typeUG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5806067-
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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