Phonological and Auditory Predictors of Reading in Chinese: An Overview

王 曉嵐, 李 佳穎, 羅 于惠

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This overview aims to probe the specific relationship between reading, linguistic phonological skills, and acoustic rhythm perception through a systematical review of reading development in Mandarin Chinese-speaking children. Our argument builds upon the amplitude envelope onset hypothesis that sensitivity to acoustic rhythm is crucial for literacy based on a variety of cross-linguistic findings. Recent data in Chinese, a non-alphabetic language, also support our assumption, suggesting universal auditory mechanisms underpin the phonological awareness and phonological decoding found in developing children across languages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-40
Number of pages26
Issue number102年度
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • amplitude envelope onset
  • phonological awareness
  • reading development


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