Perception of tone and aspiration contrasts in Chinese children with dyslexia.

  title={Perception of tone and aspiration contrasts in Chinese children with dyslexia.},
  author={Him Cheung and Kevin Kien Hoa Chung and Simpson W-L Wong and Catherine A McBride-Chang and Trevor B. Penney and Connie Suk-han Ho},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={50 6},
BACKGROUND Previous research has shown a relationship between speech perception and dyslexia in alphabetic writing. In these studies speech perception was measured using phonemes, a prominent feature of alphabetic languages. Given the primary importance of lexical tone in Chinese language processing, we tested the extent to which lexical tone and aspiration, two fundamental dimensions of Cantonese speech not represented in writing, would distinguish dyslexic from non-dyslexic 8-year-old Chinese… CONTINUE READING

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