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Li, Hong; Dronjic, Vedran; Chen, Xi; Li, Yixun; Cheng, Yahua; Wu, Xinchun – Journal of Child Language, 2017
This study investigates the contributions of semantic, phonological, and orthographic factors to morphological awareness of 413 Chinese-speaking students in Grades 2, 4, and 6, and its relationship with reading comprehension. Participants were orally presented with pairs of bimorphemic compounds and asked to judge whether the first morphemes of…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Semantics, Phonology, Orthographic Symbols
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Delcenserie, Audrey; Genesee, Fred – Journal of Child Language, 2015
The present study compared the performance of twenty-seven French-speaking internationally adopted (IA) children from China to that of twenty-seven monolingual non-adopted French-speaking children (CTL) matched for age, gender, and socioeconomic status on a Clitic Elicitation task. The IA children omitted significantly more accusative object…
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Acquisition, Form Classes (Languages), Adoption
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Pierce, Lara J.; Genesee, Fred; Paradis, Johanne – Journal of Child Language, 2013
Acquisition of English grammatical morphology was examined in five internationally adopted (IA) children from China (aged 0;10-1;1 at adoption) during the first three years' exposure to English to determine whether acquisition patterns were characteristic of child second language (L2) learners or monolingual first language (L1) learners. Results…
Descriptors: Grammar, Morphology (Languages), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Tan, Tony Xing; Loker, Troy; Dedrick, Robert F.; Marfo, Kofi – Journal of Child Language, 2012
In this study we investigated adopted Chinese girls' expressive English language outcomes in relation to their age at adoption, chronological age, length of exposure to English and developmental risk status at the time of adoption. Vocabulary and phrase utterance data on 318 girls were collected from the adoptive mothers using the Language…
Descriptors: Age, Females, Foreign Countries, Expressive Language
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Ma, Weiyi; Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick; Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy; McDonough, Colleen; Tardif, Twila – Journal of Child Language, 2009
Verbs are harder to learn than nouns in English and in many other languages, but are relatively easy to learn in Chinese. This paper evaluates one potential explanation for these findings by examining the construct of imageability, or the ability of a word to produce a mental image. Chinese adults rated the imageability of Chinese words from the…
Descriptors: Verbs, Nouns, Chinese, Adults
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Lee, Kang; Olson, David R.; Torrance, Nancy – Journal of Child Language, 1999
Investigated the effect of language on Chinese-speaking children's performance on false-belief tasks under three between-subjects conditions. Chinese-speaking adults and young children responded to false-belief tasks. Results revealed a rapid developmental pattern in the children's understanding of false beliefs and suggested the important role of…
Descriptors: Adults, Beliefs, Child Development, Child Language