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LINGUIST List 16.2482

Thu Aug 25 2005

Media: New Scientist: Chinese/Western Differences

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        1.    Karen Chung, New Scientist: Chinese/Western Differences


Message 1: New Scientist: Chinese/Western Differences
Date: 23-Aug-2005
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: New Scientist: Chinese/Western Differences


NewScientist.com news service 22:00 22 August 2005

Westerners and Easterners see the world differently
by Zeeya Merali

Chinese and American people see the world differently – literally. While
Americans focus on the central objects of photographs, Chinese individuals
pay more attention to the image as a whole, according to psychologists at
the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, US.

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7882

Thanks to Peter Meijer of Philips, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
(http://www.seeingwithsound.com/), for pointing out this article to me.


Karen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics



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