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Learning to read the complex Manchu writing system: a mixed methods study of novice learners in a Chinese university

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This study investigated the association between the Manchu writing system and novice learners’ uju symbol block decoding performance. The Manchu writing system was examined on two parameters: visual complexity of Manchu symbols and mapping complexity between symbol and sound. Designed as mixed methods research, this study randomly selected undergraduate students (n = 196) in a Chinese university, who were given Manchu uju naming tasks in Test 1 on visual complexity and Test 2 on symbol–sound ...

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SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Supervisor
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Name:
China Scholarship Council
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100004543
Funding agency for:
Li, B
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2023-05-17

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