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ERIC Number: EJ1066218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1533-242X
Examining the Overall Quality of English/Chinese Bilingual Children's Picture Books: Issues and Possibilities
Huang, Qiaoya; Chen, Xiaoning
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, v15 n1 p133-142 Apr 2015
This study was intended to examine the overall quality of 31 recently published bilingual children's picture books in English/simplified Chinese, English/simplified Chinese with pinyin, and English/traditional Chinese. These books were analyzed from six aspects, which were genre, topic, cover and body, the credibility of authors, illustrators and translators, illustration, and theme. Findings from this study included that the reviewed English/Chinese bilingual books covered a variety of genres and topics; the information on the covers of the reviewed books may or may not be consistent with the presentation and sequence of various scripts in their bodies; the information about the authors, illustrators, and translators was limited; illustrations contained some stereotypical and culturally inappropriate images; the themes in the reviewed books was found to promote bilingualism, promote multicultural, and some that were neutral. After the analysis of the overall quality of the reviewed English/Chinese bilingual books, the researchers discuss the issues involved in these bilingual books and point out areas that can be improved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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