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ERIC Number: EJ787439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Rapid Naming Speed and Chinese Character Recognition
Liao, Chen-Huei; Georgiou, George K.; Parrila, Rauno
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v21 n3 p231-253 Apr 2008
We examined the relationship between rapid naming speed (RAN) and Chinese character recognition accuracy and fluency. Sixty-three grade 2 and 54 grade 4 Taiwanese children were administered four RAN tasks (colors, digits, Zhu-Yin-Fu-Hao, characters), and two character recognition tasks. RAN tasks accounted for more reading variance in grade 4 than in grade 2, and graphological RAN tasks accounted for more reading variance than RAN Colors. After controlling for age, nonverbal intelligence, phonological sensitivity, short-term memory, and orthographic processing, RAN tasks were significant predictors of character recognition fluency in grade 2, and of both accuracy and fluency in grade 4.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 2; Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan