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|Other Titles:||The Two Wings for Comprehending Chinese Idioms: Effects of Context and Analyzability|
Chinese idioms;analyzability;idiom comprehension;context;familiarity
|Issue Date:||2016-08-09 16:31:13 (UTC+8)|
This study examined the effects of context and analyzability on Chinese idioms comprehension. Based on a familiarity (high / low) × context (sentence context / isolation) × analyzability (high / medium / low) within-subject design, an experiment with 36 four-character Chinese idioms as materials was conducted. Participants were 60 undergraduates. They were asked to write out the meaning of each idiom to measure their comprehension performances. Results showed that there was a significant interaction between context and analyzability. The effect of context on comprehension was strongest when familiarity and analyzability were at their lowest levels. However, with the higher level of familiarity and analyzability, a gradually reduced effect of comprehension performance was found on context. Analyzability was also found to have a significant effect on comprehension. Such effect remained significant under different conditions of context and familiarity . Further hierarchical regression showed that after controlling the influence of familiarity, context and analyzability had a unique contribution to predict participants’ idiom comprehension respectively.
Journal of Education & Psychology
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