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Levesque, Kyle C.; Kieffer, Michael J.; Deacon, S. Hélène – Reading Research Quarterly, 2019
Skilled reading comprehension is an important goal of educational instruction and models of reading development. In this study, the authors investigated how core skills surrounding morphemes, that is, the minimal units of meaning in language, support the development of reading comprehension. The authors specifically contrast the roles of…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Morphology (Languages), Path Analysis, Grade 3
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Zhang, Dongbo; Koda, Keiko; Leong, Che Kan; Pang, Elizabeth – Journal of Research in Reading, 2019
Background: While much is known about how morphological awareness (MA) contributes to reading development, little attention has been paid to how reading may conversely affect MA development, particularly in readers of Chinese in a bilingual/multilingual setting. Methods: The study adopted a cross-lagged panel design. Young bilingual readers of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Reading Processes, Chinese, Morphology (Languages)
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Lin, Candise Y.; Cheng, Chenxi; Wang, Min – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The current study examined the contribution of cross-language phonological and morphological awareness to reading acquisition in bilingual children. Participants were 140 children (M[subscript age] = 8.26 years) between Grades 1-4 who learned Chinese as their first language and English as their second language. Awareness of phoneme, onset-rime,…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Morphology (Languages), Bilingualism, Reading
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Bae, Han Suk; Joshi, R. Malatesha – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to explore the role of morphological awareness in reading comprehension in different language learning contexts (ESL and EFL). Korean ESL and Korean EFL learners (50 and 257 respectively) in grades five and six were administered measures of L2 (English) morphological, phonological, and orthographic awareness…
Descriptors: Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liu, Duo; Li, Hong; Wong, Kwok Shing Richard – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2017
In the present study, the mediating roles of syllable awareness, orthographic knowledge, and vocabulary skills and the moderating role of morpheme family size in the association between morphological awareness and Chinese character reading were investigated with 176 second-grade Hong Kong Chinese children. In the path analyses, the results…
Descriptors: Role, Morphology (Languages), Metalinguistics, Correlation
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Khateb, Asaid; Ibrahim, Raphiq; Taha, Haitham – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2017
The contribution of linguistic and cognitive variables to reading processes might vary depending on the particularities of the languages studied. This view is thought to be particularly true for Arabic which is a diglossic language and has particular orthographic and morpho-syntactic systems. This cross-sectional study examined the contribution of…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Reading Processes, Semitic Languages, Elementary School Students
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Asadi, Ibrahim A.; Khateb, Asaid; Shany, Michal – Journal of Research in Reading, 2017
This study aimed to examine, from a cross-sectional perspective, the extent to which the simple view of reading (SVR) model can be adapted to the Arabic language. This was carried out by verifying, in both beginning and more skilled readers, whether the unique orthographical and morphological characteristics of Arabic contribute to reading…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Orthographic Symbols
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Zhang, Haomin – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2016
The present study tested a path diagram regarding the contribution of morphological awareness (MA) to early literacy acquisition among Chinese-speaking second graders (N = 123). Three facets of MA were addressed, namely derivational awareness, compound awareness and compound structure awareness. The model aimed to test a theory of causal order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Morphology (Languages)
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Zhang, Haomin – Reading Psychology, 2016
This study explored the concurrent and longitudinal effects of morphological awareness on the development of reading comprehension among Chinese-speaking children (N = 123, mean[subscript age] = 8.1 at Time 2). Drawing upon multivariate analyses, the study found that morphological awareness and lexical inferencing ability were intertwined together…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Morphology (Languages), Chinese, Multivariate Analysis
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Deacon, S. Hélène; Kieffer, Michael J.; Laroche, Annie – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2014
We examined the role of a hypothesized factor in reading comprehension: morphological awareness, or the awareness of and ability to manipulate the smallest meaningful units or morphemes. In this longitudinal study, we measured English-speaking children's morphological awareness, word reading skills, and reading comprehension at Grades 3 and 4, in…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Morphology (Languages), Phonological Awareness, Longitudinal Studies
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Yeung, Pui-sze; Ho, Connie Suk-han; Chan, David Wai-ock; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa; Wong, Yau-kai – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
The relationships of reading-related skills (rapid naming, morphological awareness, syntactic skills, discourse skills, and verbal working memory) and word reading to reading comprehension were examined among 248 Chinese fourth graders in Hong Kong. Multiple regression analysis results showed that syntactic skills (word order knowledge,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Learning Experience, Path Analysis
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Ramirez, Gloria; Chen, Xi; Pasquarella, Adrian – Topics in Language Disorders, 2013
Cross-language effects of Spanish derivational awareness on English vocabulary and reading comprehension were studied in Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (N = 90) in grades four and seven. The role of cognate vocabulary in cross-language transfer of derivational awareness was also examined. Multivariate path analyses controlling for age,…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Language Skills, Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners
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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
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Xue, Jin; Shu, Hua; Li, Hong; Li, Wenling; Tian, Xiaomei – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2013
The present study examined the developmental issue of cognitive factors that explain Chinese literacy. Phonological awareness, rapid automatized naming, short-term memory, orthographic awareness and morphological awareness and two literacy tasks (character naming and reading fluency) were administered to 408 second-graders, 428 fourth-graders and…
Descriptors: Naming, Phonological Awareness, Literacy, Orthographic Symbols
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Yeung, Pui-sze; Ho, Connie Suk-han; Chan, David Wai-ock; Chung, Kevin Kien-hoa – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
The present study is a four-year longitudinal study examining the important predictors of writing of 340 Chinese children in elementary grades. Children's transcription skills (handwriting skills and spelling), and syntactic skills in grade 1 were significant predictors of text writing in grade 1-4 while ideation in grade 1 only contributed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary School Students, Transcripts (Written Records)
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