Portland State University. Department of Applied Linguistics
Thomas G. Dieterich
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
1 online resource (110 p.)
Word recognition -- Study and teaching, Vocabulary -- Study and teaching, English language -- Graphemics, English language -- Study and teaching -- Chinese speakers
For Chinese EFL learners, the skill of vocabulary learning is one of the most essential elements in their English learning process. Many Chinese students transfer their familiar character-learning strategies, which include shape identification and rote memorization, in their English word-learning process. As a result, they may spend time and effort associating the shape, the sound, and the meaning of an English word before they learn and memorize it. Since they do not take advantage of the correspondence between the print and the sound, their vocabulary-learning process seems to be less effective.
Huang, Ching-chih Christine, "The relationship between the use of graphophonic strategy and the success in English vocabulary learning for Chinese students" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4324.