Processing the Chinese Language: A Special Issue of Language and Cognitive Processes

1st Edition

Xiaolin Zhou, Zheng Ye, Him Cheung, Hsuan-Chih Chen

Psychology Press
Published September 21, 2009
Reference - 384 Pages
ISBN 9781848727229 - CAT# Y106760
Series: Special Issues of Language and Cognitive Processes

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The past decade witnesses not only dramatic economic changes but also exponential developments in science in China. Given its unique structural properties, the Chinese language provides challenging opportunities to explore both the language-specific neuro-cognitive processes during communication and the universality of theories developed on the basis of Indo-European languages. This special issue reports recent studies on cognitive/neural processes of the Chinese language, using either the behavioural and/or neuroscientific methods. Topics investigated range from lexical processing of Chinese characters and compound words, to the processing of syntactic structures, and to the perception of consonants and the production of spoken words.

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