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Character reading fluency, word segmentation accuracy, and reading comprehension in L2 Chinese

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Item Summary Shen, Helen H. Jiang, Xin 2020-05-22T02:15:56Z 2020-05-22T02:15:56Z 2013-04
dc.identifier.issn 1539-0578
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the relationships between lower-level processing and general reading comprehension among adult L2 (second-language) beginning learners of Chinese, in both target and non–target language learning environments. Lower-level processing in Chinese reading includes the factors of character-naming accuracy, character-naming speed, and word segmentation accuracy. The results of this study show that all three components contribute to reading comprehension in conjunction. Among them, character-naming accuracy was identified as the strongest predictor for reading comprehension; this was followed by character-naming speed. Character reading accuracy was also identified as a major predictor for word segmentation. The findings of this study partially support the studies conducted on alphabetic languages. Based on the results, pedagogical implications are discussed and recommendations for improved teaching are formulated.
dc.publisher University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center
dc.publisher Center for Language & Technology
dc.subject reading fluency
dc.subject character recognition
dc.subject reading comprehension
dc.subject L2 Chinese
dc.title Character reading fluency, word segmentation accuracy, and reading comprehension in L2 Chinese
dc.type Special
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10125/66679
prism.volume 25
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage 1
prism.endingpage 25
local.rfl.topic Reading in Languages other than English
Appears in Collections: Volume 25, No. 1 Special Issue: Reading in Less Commonly Taught Languages

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