Publication details

Character learning as a possible factor in the change of individual cognitive style


LU Wei-lun

Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Description The proposed research aims to investigate the relation between second language learning (especially the writing system), culture and cognition. We aim to investigate the possible influence of learning a character-based writing system on the cognitive style of an individual. The hypothesis to test is whether learning a character-based writing system from East Asia will induce change in visual attention distribution of a Western learner, whose first language is based on a romanized writing system. We aim to recruit learners of the Chinese language from the Czech Republic (and its neighboring regions) as the subjects and will compare them with learners of a similar background learning another second language using a romanized writing system.