LINGUIST List 15.3053

Wed Oct 27 2004

Qs: Afrikaans Negation; Reading R-to-L vs. L-to-R

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        1.    jenny eagleson, Afrikaans Negation
        2.    Adrienne Rau, Reading right-to-left vs. left-to-right

Message 1: Afrikaans Negation

Date: 27-Oct-2004
From: jenny eagleson <>
Subject: Afrikaans Negation

Dear all,

My name is Jenny Eagleson and I am a final year student at the University
of Ulster in Northern Ireland. I am trying to write my dissertation on
Afrikaans neagtion and for this I need to find native Afrikaans speakers
who are willing to fill out a 10 minute questionnaire for me. If you are
interested in helping me please let me know at

Baie dankie almal Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Message 2: Reading right-to-left vs. left-to-right

Date: 27-Oct-2004
From: Adrienne Rau <>
Subject: Reading right-to-left vs. left-to-right

I am an undergrad currently designing an experiment for a project for my
Psychology of Learning class. I am interested in studying whether people
who know a language that reads right-to-left can read mirror-image text in
English ''better'' (using speed and accuracy as measures) than people who
only read left-to-right languages.

I have found research about reading mirror-image text and how it relates to
aphasias and neurological disorders, but I haven't been able to find any
research that's been done on right-to-left vs. left-to-right reading.

Is anyone aware of any research in this area, or where I should look to
find research?

Thank you!!! Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics; Writing Systems

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