Executive Functioning in Reading Comprehension in Chinese with and without Dialect Speaking

Project: Research project

Project Details


The proposed study investigates the direct and indirect associations of executive functioning (i.e., working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility), lexical quality (i.e., morphological awareness, orthographic awareness), with word reading and linguistic comprehension, in predicting reading comprehension among Chinese primary school grade 3 students across Hong Kong (with inconsistent oral-written language arising from linguistic distance (differences between spoken and written languages)) and Shenzhen (with perfectly consistent oral-written language).

Funding Source: RGC - General Research Fund (GRF)
Effective start/end date01/01/2031/12/22


  • reading comprehension, dialect, Cantonese, linguistic distance


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