Morphology of Chinese and Japanese Kanji processing in Chinese-Japanese Bilinguals: An fMRI study

Zhenglong Lin, Jinglong Wu, Xiujun Li, Qiyong Guo

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Abstract

Previous neuroimaging studies used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to clarify the different brain activities when bilingual speaker comprehend their first language (Ll) compared with their second language (L2). Many studies show the different activation patterns of alphabetic language and logographic language. It is unclear that if bilinguals̀Ll and L2 language are all logographic language (e.g. Chinese and Japanese), whether Japanese (L2) processing is different from Chinese (Ll) for bilinguals' brain activity. To study the underlying mechanisms, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to visualize Chinese-Japanese bilinguals' brain activity in both of Chinese character and Japanese Kanji. Precuneus were activated by morphology judgment in Chinese word contrast with Japanese word. The results with Chinese and Japanese logographs suggested precuneus were played an important role in Chinese morphology processing for Chinese-Japanese bilingual speakers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2013
Pages180-185
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 7th ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: May 25 2013May 28 2013

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Other2013 7th ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2013
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period5/25/135/28/13

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Lin, Z., Wu, J., Li, X., & Guo, Q. (2013). Morphology of Chinese and Japanese Kanji processing in Chinese-Japanese Bilinguals: An fMRI study. In 2013 ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2013 (pp. 180-185). [6548235] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCME.2013.6548235