An analysis of the oral reading errors in Chinese beginning readers

by Lo, Haw-yee

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) ABSTRACT A sample of I lie oral reading errors of 30 primary 2 Chinese pupils in reading pairs of meaningful Chinese charae L era were pooled and analyzed qua I itat 1 ve ly , The errors could be broadly eategori/.od in lo a class of "unrelated responses" and 13 sub-groups of substi LuLi on errors, it waa found LhaL in Litis group of subjects, l:hey tended Lo rceogni/.e Chinese character wi Lb a grapho-phon i e - semarit i e strategy i.e. they depended on strong assoeiaLion of the meaning, pronunciation and graphic form of a character to recognize words. The stimulation of the graphic form of a character could spontaneously generate a semantic and phenologica correspondence of the character. The most commonly found error it) recognising Chinese characters is confusion in global word shape. Another interesting finding of the study is that even children in primary 2 tended to make guesses in anticipating the subsequent characters in the text with the hoi]) of contextual, eties nvailable rather than identifying individual character one by one. The guesses the subjects made were found I o 1)e mo s t 1 y ba s e d on a s s oc i a 11 on .
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:oral reading chinese language tudy and teaching


Date of Publication:01/01/1982

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