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Query Details

Query Subject:   Does Linger (Self-Paced Reading) Run with Korean?
Author:   Lucy Kim
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Psycholinguistics

Query:   I would be grateful if anyone can provide answers to my questions below:

1. Does the self-paced reading program called Linger created by Doug Rohde
at MIT work with the Korean language, as well as English? The Linger
website notes that it runs with other languages, including Chinese,
Japanese, and Russian, but it does not specify whether the list is
exhaustive. I have come across studies, which used Linger in English,
Chinese, and Japanese, but nothing with Korean.

If anyone aware of studies that used Linger with Korean, would you please
refer them to me? lucykimmy@gmail.com

2. Which self-paced reading programs run with Korean?

Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.

Lucy Kim
LL Issue: 20.195
Date posted: 21-Jan-2009


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