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ERIC Number: EJ1168384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Language Skills in Classical Chinese Text Comprehension
Lau, Kit-ling
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v47 n1 p139-157 Feb 2018
This study used both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the role of lower- and higher-level language skills in classical Chinese (CC) text comprehension. A CC word and sentence translation test, text comprehension test, and questionnaire were administered to 393 Secondary Four students; and 12 of these were randomly selected to participate in retrospective interviews. The findings revealed that students' CC reading performance was unsatisfactory with respect to both lower- and text-level comprehension. Among the different factors examined, the most crucial to CC reading comprehension was lower-level reading skill. Owing to students' weak lower-level reading skills, participants relied heavily on contextual clues when reading in CC. The implications of these findings for understanding factors that contribute to CC reading comprehension, and for planning effective instruction to enhance students' CC reading competence are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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