Properties of school Chinese: implications for learning to read.

@article{Shu2003PropertiesOS,
  title={Properties of school Chinese: implications for learning to read.},
  author={Hua Shu and Xiao Dong Chen and Richard C. Anderson and Ningning Wu and Yue Xuan},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={
          27-47
        }
}
The properties of the 2,570 Chinese characters explicitly taught in Chinese elementary schools were systematically investigated, including types of characters, visual complexity, spatial structure, phonetic regularity and consistency, semantic transparency, independent and bound components, and phonetic and semantic families. Among the findings are that the visual complexity, phonetic regularity, and semantic transparency of the Chinese characters taught in elementary school increase from the… CONTINUE READING
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