LING, Vivian: Survey of Studies Relevant to the Acquisition of the Chinese Script Published in the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association
Abstract: This paper will be based on a complete list of articles published in the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (JCLTA) since 1966 relevant to the theme of the Hanzi Renzhi conference. It will then analyze the articles by topic categories, highlighting those which are particularly innovative or have good potential for furthering the goal of greater effectiveness in mastering Chinese reading and writing by students whose native languages use phonetic scripts. Special attention will be directed at recent or current research, including research on the use of modern technology in pedagogy. While not all scholarship in this field is published in the Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association by any means, a survey of this journal should give us a good overall view of the relevant studies made by the Chinese language teaching field in America over the last four decades.