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Processes in Reading Chinese as a Second or Heritage Language: Reading Performance, Problems and Problem-solving Strategies

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posted on 07.10.2020 by Xinxin Li
Learning to read in Chinese poses unique challenges due to the nature of the Chinese writing system. This study examined the reading process for second language and heritage language learners studying Chinese in Australia, with either intermediate or advanced competence. It explored reading problems and problem-solving strategies, and the differences and similarities between the groups. Both second language and heritage learners had difficulty with character and word recognition. However, heritage learners were able to draw on superior underlying linguistic knowledge, and faced fewer problems related to cultural knowledge than the second language learners.

History

Principal supervisor

Hui Huang

Additional supervisor 1

Robyn Spence-Brown

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

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