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).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Foreign language research|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- working memory
- short-term memory
- language research