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Title:Processing Kanji characters in reading Japanese as a Foreign Language
Author(s):Chiba, Hiroko Moriyama
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Cziko, Gary A.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Educational Psychology
Education, Reading
Abstract:There is an increasing body of research on the role of phonological codes in reading. To investigate whether readers of Japanese as a foreign language use phonological information while processing Kanji characters, readers of Japanese performed memorization of ordered information (Experiment 1) and cancellation tasks (Experiment 2) involving Kanji characters. Three groups of subjects (intermediate and advanced JFL learners, and native speakers of Japanese) participated in these experiments. The results of Experiment 1 did not show differences in the use of phonological codes among the three groups. Also, individual analyses revealed considerable variability in cognitive strategies among individuals. However, the results of Experiment 2 provided some evidence that fluent readers tended to utilize phonological information to a greater degree than do less fluent readers.
Issue Date:1995
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 Chiba, Hiroko Moriyama
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9624310
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9624310

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