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dc.contributor.authorChen, Ying Jieen_US
dc.identifier.citationChen, Y. J. (2022). The influence of orthographic depth of mother tongue languages on reading performance in English. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
dc.description.abstractOrthographic depth is a linguistic feature that is concerned with grapheme to phoneme conversion of a written language. It plays an important role in reading performance. The orthographic depth hypothesis postulates that orthographic depth is negatively correlated with ease of reading acquisition. Cognitive-linguistic, language background, and socioeconomic factors are also seen to influence reading performance. Consequently, this study aims to understand the difference in reading performance amongst Chinese-English and Tamil-English bilinguals. 132 of these bilinguals underwent behavioural tests and a language background questionnaire, where the testing components were indicators of factors of interest. Statistical analyses reveal that orthographic depth does not significantly influence reading performance in adult bilinguals. Certain cognitive-linguistic features such as Phonological Awareness, Phonological Memory and Receptive Vocabulary played a significant role in influencing reading accuracy. Amongst the socioeconomic and language background factors, only Socioeconomic Status played a significant role in reading accuracy. Exploratory research showed a significant interaction between reader conditions and word types in predicting reading reaction time. These findings highlight the importance of understanding the confluence of multidisciplinary factors in influencing reading performance in a bilingual context, as well as exploring the role of the linguistic feature in atypical reader conditions such as adults with dyslexia. Keywords: Orthographic Depth, Reading Performance, Bilingualism, Cognitive-linguisticen_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.relationNTU-JHU Collaborative Grant, IRB-2016-10-009-04en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Psychologyen_US
dc.titleThe influence of orthographic depth of mother tongue languages on reading performance in Englishen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorAnnabel Chen Shen-Hsingen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics and Multilingual Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.researchCentre for Research and Development in Learning (CRADLE)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor2Wu Chiao-Yien_US;,en_US
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