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|Title: ||The Effects of Morphological Awareness on Reading in Chinese and English Among Young Chinese Children: A Longitudinal Study|
|Authors: ||Lam, Katie Yan Yan|
|Advisor: ||Chen, Xi|
|Department: ||Human Development and Applied Psychology|
|Keywords: ||morphological awareness|
English Language Learners
|Issue Date: ||11-Dec-2009|
|Abstract: ||This thesis comprised two longitudinal studies examining the role of morphological awareness in Chinese and English reading among Chinese children. In Study 1, participants were 84 kindergarten and first grade Chinese-speaking English Language Learners (ELLs) from Canada. Children’s morphological awareness, vocabulary and reading comprehension in English were assessed at two measurement points spaced one year apart. Study 2 involved the Chinese-Canadian children from Study 1, and 98 kindergarteners and first graders from China. Their morphological awareness, vocabulary and reading comprehension in Chinese were measured at the beginning of two successive academic years.
Study 1 showed that for the ELLs, morphological awareness explained increasingly large proportions of variance in English vocabulary and reading comprehension with age. In Study 2, compound awareness significantly predicted Chinese vocabulary for children from both countries. Taken together, the two studies substantiated that morphological awareness contributes to reading in Chinese and English across different language-learning contexts.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
Department of Human Development and Applied Psychology - Master theses
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