Use of Partial Information in Learning To Read Chinese Characters.

  title={Use of Partial Information in Learning To Read Chinese Characters.},
  author={Richard C. Anderson and Wenling Li and Yu-Min Ku and Hua Shu and Ningning Wu},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
This study investigated whether children can use partial information to learn the pronunciations of Chinese characters. Participants were 49 2nd graders and 56 4th graders whose home language was Mandarin and 75 2nd graders and 93 4th graders whose home language was Cantonese. Children had 2 trials to learn the Mandarin pronunciations of 28 unfamiliar compound characters of 4 types. Children learned to pronounce more regular characters, which contain full information about pronunciation, and… 

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