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The Role of Phonological Awareness and Phonetic Radical Awareness in Acquiring Chinese Literacy Skills in Learners of Chinese as a Second Language

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The Role of Phonological Awareness and Phonetic Radical Awareness in Acquiring Chinese Literacy Skills in Learners of Chinese as a Second Language. / Zhang, Haiwei; Roberts, Leah.

In: System, Vol. 81, 01.04.2019, p. 163-178.

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Zhang, H & Roberts, L 2019, 'The Role of Phonological Awareness and Phonetic Radical Awareness in Acquiring Chinese Literacy Skills in Learners of Chinese as a Second Language', System, vol. 81, pp. 163-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.02.007

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Zhang, H., & Roberts, L. (2019). The Role of Phonological Awareness and Phonetic Radical Awareness in Acquiring Chinese Literacy Skills in Learners of Chinese as a Second Language. System, 81, 163-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.02.007

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Zhang H, Roberts L. The Role of Phonological Awareness and Phonetic Radical Awareness in Acquiring Chinese Literacy Skills in Learners of Chinese as a Second Language. System. 2019 Apr 1;81:163-178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.02.007

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Zhang, Haiwei ; Roberts, Leah. / The Role of Phonological Awareness and Phonetic Radical Awareness in Acquiring Chinese Literacy Skills in Learners of Chinese as a Second Language. In: System. 2019 ; Vol. 81. pp. 163-178.

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