Acquired Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
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The Chinese writing system, unlike alphabetic systems, is generally considered logographic and a deep orthography, in which the relationship between written form and sound is opaque. More specifically, the Chinese character corresponds to a syllable and a morpheme. Constituents of a character are arranged in a square shape, and none of them map onto phonemes or tone. Today more than 80% of all characters are pho…

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Sam-Po LAW and I-Fan SU, “Acquired Dyslexia and Dysgraphia”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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