24.64, Qs: Suitable Tasks for Chinese Character Acquisition

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Subject: 24.64, Qs: Suitable Tasks for Chinese Character Acquisition

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Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:36
From: Xin Jing Ng [xinjingng at gmail.com]
Subject: Suitable Tasks for Chinese Character Acquisition

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Hi everyone.

I am currently doing a study on Chinese character acquisition by Malay L2
learners. My focus will be on the transition from an alphabetic language to a
logographic language.

Despite considerable time spent searching for relevant tasks, I could not find
suitable tasks for young adult learners. Most studies have been done with
children. Some did look into the transition of language acquisition, but they
focused on the transition from a logographic language to an alphabetic
Thank you very much for your help and response.

Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
                     Writing Systems

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

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