ERIC Number: ED386044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Chinese Orthography and Reading: A Clarification.
Tzeng, Ovid J. L.
Recent research on Chinese orthography is reviewed in a discussion of the relationship between orthographic symbols and reading processes. Specifically, these issues are addressed with relation to research findings: the difficulty of learning Chinese logographs, particularly with regard to learning disabilities and biliteracy; whether reading in Chinese requires an enhanced visual memory; whether the recoding process is required in skilled reading of Chinese, because logographs do not contain information about pronunciation; the need for phonological awareness in order to read Chinese script; and whether reading in Chinese requires greater right brain hemisphere processing. Contains 93 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Bird, Norman, Ed., And Others. Language and Learning. Papers presented at the Annual International Language in Education Conference (Hong Kong, 1993); see FL 023 205.