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Genetic and environmental influences on Chinese language and reading abilities

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This study investigated the etiology of individual differences in Chinese language and reading skills in 312 typically developing Chinese twin pairs aged from 3 to 11 years (228 pairs of monozygotic twins and 84 pairs of dizygotic twins; 166 male pairs and 146 female pairs). Children were individually given tasks of Chinese word reading, receptive vocabulary, phonological memory, tone awareness, syllable and rhyme awareness, rapid automatized naming, morphological awareness and orthographic s...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0016640

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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "City University of Hong Kong"
Research group:
Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Hong Kong
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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "Hong Kong Institute of Education"
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St John's College
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Institution:
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford Study of Children's Communication Impairments
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Bonnie Wing-Yin Chow
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Dorothy V. M. Bishop
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLOS One Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
e16640
Publication date:
2011-02-05
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1932-6203
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uuid:b7cdaa8e-3d66-464c-9e3a-a3282a071e22
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ora:5038

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