ERIC Number: ED267598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Psycholinguistic Interference of Characters in Reading Chinese.
According to recent neurolinguistic theories and research, language and other analytic functions are located on the left side of the brain, while spatial and configurational abilities are located on the right side. However, there is some evidence that while learning a language requires the use of both hemispheres of the brain, the right hemisphere dominates in the ability to memorize Chinese characters. Several studies suggest that Chinese characters do not go through an initial process of phonetic recognition before being fully recognized, as may be the case with English writing. Instead they are interpreted directly for meaning, as pictures are, so that Chinese is often easier to recall than English. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (New York, NY, November 29-December 1, 1985).