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Chinese characters: semantic and phonetic regularity norms for China, Singapore, and Taiwan.
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PMID:  10495847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cognitive models of language processing in English are founded on norms for word properties, but their universality is now being explored across different writing scripts and subject groups. Although Chinese characters are popular for this comparative work, their salient properties remain ill defined or poorly controlled. We describe how norms for semantic and phonetic regularity in Mandarin can be calibrated on a regional basis. The rating data that we present from China, Singapore, and Taiwan also illustrate why the diversity of both oral and written forms of Chinese should be considered in future empirical work.
S J Rickard Liow; S K Tng; C L Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavior research methods, instruments, & computers : a journal of the Psychonomic Society, Inc     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0743-3808     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-07     Completed Date:  1999-10-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8413015     Medline TA:  Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Social Work and Psychology, National University of Singapore.
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