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Improving Orthographical Errors in Kanji: Integrating Calligraphy Methods into the JFL Classroom
Yamazaki, Kasumi

2011, Master of Arts, University of Toledo, English (as a Second Language).
This thesis investigates issues in the orthographical errors Japanese as a Foreign Language (JFL) learners face when learning to write kanji. In particular, the study analyzes the learners’ kanji error production in terms of proportion and spacing, examining to see whether these errors would be improved after receiving special calligraphic instruction. Fourteen advanced-level JFL learners participated in two sessions: traditional and kōhitsu instruction (pen/pencil calligraphy), and were then assigned to practice kanji for a week with a separate specialized kanji sheet. After completing each task, newly learnt kanji compound words were assessed in the kanji tests.
Four items retrieved from the tests were pair-matched based on the kanji orthography and structure for text analysis. The items were evaluated based on the examined criterion, then the scores of each item were coded into statistical analysis in order to examine the occurrence of the error improvement. Some improvements were observed in proportion and spacing. However, a numbers of factors may mediate the effectiveness of using specialized kanji practice sheets.
Dr. Douglas Coleman, PhD (Committee Chair)
Dr. Joseph Hara, PhD (Committee Member)
Dr. Joel Lipman, PhD (Committee Member)
62 p.

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