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ERIC Number: EJ589353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0886-0246
Reading Efficiency: A Comparative Study of English and Chinese Orthographies.
Lu, Xuehong; Zhang, Jie
Reading Research and Instruction, v38 n4 p301-17 Sum 1999
Studies variation in reading speed between languages of different orthographies, focusing on modern Chinese with logographic characters and English with an alphabetic writing system. Finds that the Chinese readers are faster than the English readers by about two minutes on the same reading material; the difference is significant even with reading comprehension being held constant. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of English as a Foreign Language