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ERIC Number: EJ998195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Predictors of Reading in Children with Chinese as a First Language: A Developmental and Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Hu, Chieh-Fang
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v26 n2 p163-187 Feb 2013
Measures of phonological and morphological awareness of Chinese were administered to 94 third-grade students of Chinese in Taiwan to evaluate their relative contributions to current and prospective prediction of early reading in Chinese L1 and English L2. Phonological awareness made a significant unique contribution to Chinese character reading concurrently at grade 3 and subsequently at grade 5 beyond controls and morphological awareness. Morphological awareness contributed no additional unique variance to character reading at grade 3 beyond phonological awareness, but became significant at grade 5 beyond phonological awareness and the autoregressor. Phonological and morphological awareness of Chinese also predicted unique variance in English word reading at grades 3 and 5, though only phonological awareness remained significant at grade 5 beyond the autoregressor. These results suggest that phonological and morphological awareness differs in their relative importance at different stages of learning to read different scripts among children in Taiwan, but their effects in reading are persistent longitudinally and pervasive cross-linguistically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan