Chinese character handwriting: A large-scale behavioral study and a database
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AbstractWe report on a psycholinguistic database of Chinese character handwriting based on a large-scale study that involved 203 participants, each handwriting 200 characters randomly sampled from a cohort of 1,600 characters. Apart from collecting writing latencies, durations, and accuracy, we also compiled 14 lexical variables for each character. Regressions showed that frequency, age of acquisition, and the word context (in which a character appears) are all-around and influential predictors of orthographic access (as reflected in writing latency), motor execution of handwriting (as reflected in writing duration), and accuracy. In addition, phonological factors (phonogram status, spelling regularity, and homophone density) impacted orthographic access but not handwriting execution. Semantic factors (imageability and concreteness) only affected accuracy. These results suggest, among other things, that phonology is consulted in orthographic access while handwriting. As the first of its kind, this database can be used as a source of secondary data analyses and a tool for stimulus construction in handwriting research.
All Author(s) ListRuiming Wang, Shuting Huang, Yacong Zhou, Zhenguang G. Cai
Journal nameBehavior Research Methods
Volume Number52
Issue Number1
Pages82 - 96
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsHandwriting, Chinese, Database, Lexicon, Phonology, Orthography

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