Yu yan yan jiu xin shi jiao - gong zuo ji yi de li lun mo xing ji qi shi

Xiaoyan Xiao, Jihong Wang

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Working memory ( WM) is a key theoretical concept from cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. It has a great deal to offer research into complex cognitive behaviors such as language. This paper clarifies the concept of WM through comparison with the better known concept of short-term memory,and presents a critical review of four influential WM models which are highly relevant to language research and two common research methodologies. The paper also provides an analysis of the implications of WM theories for research into various fields concerning language,including language acquisition,language comprehension, and interpreting (both spoken and signed).
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)86-90
Number of pages5
JournalForeign language research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • working memory
  • short-term memory
  • models
  • methodologies
  • language research

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