Reading is a process of transforming symbols into sounds (or representations of sounds) for the purpose of deriving meaning. Orthography generally refers to the rules about how to write these symbols. In the context of Chinese, the main concerns are “character recognition”, “word segmentation”, and “character-sound translation”.
1. Character Recognition
Character recognition generally refers to character-form identification, from which m…
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In-Mao LIU and
“Reading Characters and Words, Behavioral Studies”, in:
Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma.
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