Analysis of a Chinese phonetic compound database: implications for orthographic processing.

@article{Hsiao2006AnalysisOA,
  title={Analysis of a Chinese phonetic compound database: implications for orthographic processing.},
  author={Janet Hui-wen Hsiao and Richard Shillcock},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={405-26}
}
The complexity of Chinese orthography has hindered the progress of research in Chinese to the same level of sophistication of that in alphabetic languages such as English. Also, there has been no publicly available resource concerning the decomposition of Chinese characters, which is essential in any attempt to model the cognitive processes of Chinese character recognition. Here we report our construction and analysis of a Chinese lexical database containing the most frequent phonetic compounds… CONTINUE READING
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