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Cremer, M.; Schoonen, R. – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2013
The influences of word decoding, availability, and accessibility of semantic word knowledge on reading comprehension were investigated for monolingual "("n = 65) and bilingual children ("n" = 70). Despite equal decoding abilities, monolingual children outperformed bilingual children with regard to reading comprehension and…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Bilingualism, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Liu, Phil D.; McBride-Chang, Catherine; Wong, Terry T.-Y.; Shu, Hua; Wong, Anita M.-Y. – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2013
An in-depth exploration of the associations of two aspects of morphological awareness in Chinese--homophone awareness and lexical compounding awareness--to Chinese word reading and vocabulary knowledge was the primary focus of the present study. Among 154 9-year-old Hong Kong Chinese children, both lexical compounding and homophone awareness were…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Chinese, Metalinguistics, Vocabulary Development