The Processing Mechanism and Development Stages of Chinese Idiom Comprehension
FANG Yuan-yuan1 XIE Rui-bo1 NGUYEN Thi-Phuong2 WANG Zhen-liang1 WU Xin-chun3,4
1. School of Psychology, Intelligent Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Crisis Intervention of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China; 2. Collaborative Innovation Center of Assessment for Basic Education Quality, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China; 3. Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Key Laboratory of Applied Experimental Psychology, Research Center of Children’s Reading and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China; 4. School of Applied Psychology, Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai, Zhuhai 519087, China
Abstract：Chinese idiom is an important part of children’s language development and generally exists in spoken and written language. The synthesis of previous studies shows that idiom familiarity, semantic decomposition, and context play an important role in the processing of idiom comprehension, but the specific mental processing mechanism is not clear. Based on the Global Elaboration Model and Dynamic Interplay Theory, this article proposes a Dynamic Processing Mechanism Model for Chinese idiom comprehension, then summarizes the idiom developmental stages. Meanwhile, the corresponding research directions are also discussed.