Welcome to the Language, Culture, and Cognition Laboratory


The Language, Culture and Cognition Laboratory (LCC Lab) is located in the Department of Chinese as a Second Language at National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. Research in LCC Lab investigates a number of research issues under the umbrella framework of human artifacts and cognition. We assume that human artifacts consist of everything that humans create and use habitually in their lives. These include physical artifacts, symbolic artifacts, and spiritual artifacts, and they are collectively called ‘cultures’. We are interested in investigating how the human cognitive system interacts with the artifacts it creates and how it may be affected by them. The investigations encompass both theoretical and applied issues. The theoretical issues are concerned with the questions of how much of the cognitive system can be considered universal and how much of it can be flexible and diverse, and vary in different artifactual environments. The applied issues are concerned with the question of how we can design and redesign artifacts to make them more agreeable with the processing characteristics of the cognitive system.

Some recent publications
  1. 李郁錦、陳振宇(2016.12)。華語教材評估指標初探:二語習得視角。臺灣華語教學研究,13,65-92。
  2. Chen, J.-Y., O'Seaghdha, P. G., & Chen, T.-M. (2016.5). The primacy of abstract syllables in Chinese word production. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 42(5), 825-36. doi: 10.1037/a0039911..
  3. 陳振宇(2015.12)。特刊引言:多元取向的華語文教學。華語文教學研究12(4)1-10pdf
  4. 王贊育、陳振宇(2015.12)。統計學習機制在語言習得中的角色及其對第二語教學的可能啟發。華語文教學研究12(4)11-44pdf
  5. Chen, J.-Y., Friedrich, M., & Shu, H. (2015). The effect of immediate and lifetime experience of reading horizontal and vertical texts on Chinese speakers’ temporal orientation. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 15, 1-12.
  6. Chen, J.-Y., & Chen, T.-M. (2013.5 accepted). Mechanism and locus of Tone 3 sandhi during Mandarin Chinese spoken word production. Journal of Chinese Linguistics.
  7. Chen, T.-M., & Chen, J.-Y. (2015). The phonological planning in Mandarin spoken production of mono- and bimorphemic words. Japanese Psychological Research, 57, 81-89doi: 10.1111/jpr.12059
  8. Cheng, C., Chen, J.-Y., & X, Y. (2014). An acoustic analysis of Mandarin Tone 3 sandhi elicited from an implicit priming experiment. Paper presented at 4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL-2014), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 13-16 2014.
  9. Hsu, C.-C., Tsai, S.-H., Yang, C.-L., & Chen, J.-Y. (2014). Processing classifier–noun agreement in a long distance: An ERP study on Mandarin ChineseBrain and Language, 237, 14-28.
  10. Hsu, C.-F., & Chen, J.-Y. (2014). Deviant neural correlates of configural detection in the facial processing of people with Williams Syndrome. Bulletin of Special Education, 39, 61-84.
  11. Huang, S., & Chen, J.-Y. (2014). The effects of numeral classifiers and taxonomic categories on Chinese and English speakers' recall of nouns. Journal of East Asian Linguistics, 23, 27-42. DOI 10.1007/s10831-013-9108-0.
  12. 陳振宇(2014)。華語文教育轉型為以知識與技能為產品元素的服務產業:一個新典範的探討。華語文教學研究,11(2),127-135。pdf
  13. 陳振宇(2013)。學語言是學到了什麼?從語言的多面向樣貌探討語言教學的新路徑。臺灣華語教學研究,7,1-12。pdf
  14. Hsu, C.-C. & J.-Y. Chen (2013), “How linear distance and structural distance affect the processing of gap-filler dependencies in head-final relative clauses – An Eye-tracking Study on Mandarin Chinese” In Z. Jing-Schmidt (Ed.), “Increased Empiricism: Recent Advances in Chinese Linguistics” (pp.247-270), USA: John Benjamins.
  15. Chen, J.-Y., & Cherng, R.-J. (2013). The proximate unit in Chinese handwritten character productionFront. Psychol. 4:517. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00517.
  16. Chen, J.-Y., & O'Seaghdha, P. G. (2013). Do Mandarin and English speakers think about time differently? Review of existing evidence and some new data. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 41(2), 338-358.
  17. O’Seaghdha, P. G., Chen, J.-Y., & Chen, T.-M. (2013). Close but not proximate: The significance of phonological segments in speaking depends on their functional engagement. PNAS Letter, 110(1), E3.
  18. Chen, T.-M., & Chen, J.-Y. (2013). The Syllable as the proximate unit in Mandarin Chinese word production: An intrinsic or accidental property of the production system?Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 154-162.
  19. Chen, J.-Y., & Chen, T.-M. (2013). Word form encoding in Mandarin Chinese typewritten word production: Evidence from the implicit priming task. Acta Psychologica, 142, 148-153.
  20. Chen, J.-Y., Su, J.-J., & O'Seaghdha, P. G. (2013). Enduring moments: The extended present in Chinese speakers' orientation to event time. Journal of Pragmatics, 45, 90-103.