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Reading, writing, and animation in character learning in chinese as a foreign language
Xu,Yi1; Chang,Li Yun1; Zhang,Juan2; Perfetti,Charles A.1
2013-09-01
Source PublicationForeign Language Annals
ISSN0015-718X
Volume46Issue:3Pages:423-444
Abstract

Previous studies suggest that writing helps reading development in Chinese in both first and second language settings by enabling higher-quality orthographic representation of the characters. This study investigated the comparative effectiveness of reading, animation, and writing in developing foreign language learners' orthographic knowledge of Chinese and found that, for learners with existing orthographic knowledge, the three learning conditions facilitated character learning in different ways: Writing and animation both led to better form recognition, while reading produced superior meaning and sound recalls. In addition, the effect of animation in meaning recall was also better than writing. In developing the skill of reproducing characters from memory, writing was superior. Implications for the teaching and learning of Chinese characters are offered.

KeywordAnimation Chinese Characters Orthographic Knowledge Reading Writing
DOI10.1111/flan.12040
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research ; Linguistics
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research ; Linguistics
WOS IDWOS:000324997500008
PublisherWILEY
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorXu,Yi
Affiliation1.University of Pittsburgh, PA, United States
2.University of Macau, Macao
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Xu,Yi,Chang,Li Yun,Zhang,Juan,et al. Reading, writing, and animation in character learning in chinese as a foreign language[J]. Foreign Language Annals,2013,46(3):423-444.
APA Xu,Yi,Chang,Li Yun,Zhang,Juan,&Perfetti,Charles A..(2013).Reading, writing, and animation in character learning in chinese as a foreign language.Foreign Language Annals,46(3),423-444.
MLA Xu,Yi,et al."Reading, writing, and animation in character learning in chinese as a foreign language".Foreign Language Annals 46.3(2013):423-444.
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