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ERIC Number: EJ1061346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Concurrent Correlates of Chinese Word Recognition in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
Ching, Boby Ho-Hong; Nunes, Terezinha
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v20 n2 p172-190 Apr 2015
The aim of this study was to explore the relative contributions of phonological, semantic radical, and morphological awareness to Chinese word recognition in deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children. Measures of word recognition, general intelligence, phonological, semantic radical, and morphological awareness were administered to 32 DHH and 35 hearing children in Hong Kong. Hierarchical regression analyses showed that tone, semantic radical, and morphological awareness made independent contributions to word recognition in DHH children after the effects of age and intelligence were statistically controlled for. Semantic radical and morphological awareness was found to explain significantly more variance than tone awareness in predicting word recognition in DHH children. This study has replicated previous evidence regarding the importance of semantic radical and morphological awareness in Chinese word recognition in hearing children and extended its significance to DHH children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong