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Article: Learning of Putonghua helps children in Hong Kong master modern standard Chinese better

TitleLearning of Putonghua helps children in Hong Kong master modern standard Chinese better
Authors
KeywordsDialect learning
Language learning
School children
Putonghua
Grade differences
Issue Date2001
PublisherHong Kong Psychological Society and Chinese University Press (香港心理學會, 中文大學出版社).
Citation
Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 2001, v. 2 n. 2, p. 283-301 How to Cite?
華人心理學報, 2001, v. 2 n. 2, p. 283-301 How to Cite?
AbstractStudied whether learning Putonghua helped the learning of written Modern Standard Chinese (MSC) in Hong Kong school children. 120 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders were recruited from a school using Cantonese (Cantonese group) as medium in teaching MSC and a school using Putonghua (Putonghua group). Ss completed the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and the tasks of Putonghua (listening, notation), Cantonese-MSC conversion (recognition, production), and literacy (Chinese word reading, reading comprehension, sentence construction). The task achievements were studied between groups using age as a covariate. The partial correlation coefficients among the tasks were computed after controlling for the effect of IQ. The results are that the 5th graders of Putonghua group did significantly better than their counterparts in the Cantonese group in Cantonese-MSC conversion, reading comprehension, sentence construction in MSC; and that Putonghua proficiency was significantly correlated with reading comprehension, sentence construction in MSC. It is concluded that children who are proficient in Putonghua are more able to use vocabulary and syntax acceptable in MSC thereby facilitating their learning of written MSC. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89541
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dc.contributor.authorHo, CSHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, IHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAu, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:58:20Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:58:20Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Psychology in Chinese Societies, 2001, v. 2 n. 2, p. 283-301en_HK
dc.identifier.citation華人心理學報, 2001, v. 2 n. 2, p. 283-301-
dc.identifier.issn1563-3403en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/89541-
dc.description.abstractStudied whether learning Putonghua helped the learning of written Modern Standard Chinese (MSC) in Hong Kong school children. 120 1st, 3rd, and 5th graders were recruited from a school using Cantonese (Cantonese group) as medium in teaching MSC and a school using Putonghua (Putonghua group). Ss completed the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and the tasks of Putonghua (listening, notation), Cantonese-MSC conversion (recognition, production), and literacy (Chinese word reading, reading comprehension, sentence construction). The task achievements were studied between groups using age as a covariate. The partial correlation coefficients among the tasks were computed after controlling for the effect of IQ. The results are that the 5th graders of Putonghua group did significantly better than their counterparts in the Cantonese group in Cantonese-MSC conversion, reading comprehension, sentence construction in MSC; and that Putonghua proficiency was significantly correlated with reading comprehension, sentence construction in MSC. It is concluded that children who are proficient in Putonghua are more able to use vocabulary and syntax acceptable in MSC thereby facilitating their learning of written MSC. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Psychological Society and Chinese University Press (香港心理學會, 中文大學出版社).en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Psychology in Chinese Societiesen_HK
dc.relation.ispartof華人心理學報-
dc.subjectDialect learning-
dc.subjectLanguage learning-
dc.subjectSchool children-
dc.subjectPutonghua-
dc.subjectGrade differences-
dc.titleLearning of Putonghua helps children in Hong Kong master modern standard Chinese betteren_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHo, CSH: shhoc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityHo, CSH=rp00631en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros66059en_HK
dc.identifier.volume2-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage283-
dc.identifier.epage301-
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong (香港)-

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