Jing Yang

Jing Yang
Zhejiang University | ZJU · School of International Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research focuses on neuroplasticity associated with second language learning and bilingualism.

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The instructor’s presence on the screen has become a popular feature in the video lectures of online learning and has drawn increasing research interest. Studies on the instructor presence effect of video lectures mainly focused on the features of the instructor, and few have taken learners’ differences, such as gender, into consideration. The curr...
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Second language (L2) learning modulates functional and anatomical neuroplasticity, as amply demonstrated by previous studies (see Li, Legault, & Litcofsky, 2014, for review). This study, combining resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), task-based fMRI, and structural MRI (sMRI), examined L2 learning-induced cross-modality ne...
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103 名英语高水平(英语专业)和 102 名低水平(非英语专 业)的汉英双语者为研究对象, 将其全国标准化英语四级考试(CET-4、TEM-4)的得分 作为其二语熟练水平的校标, 考察了汉英双语者研究中五种常用英语水平测量方法的得 分与校标的关联, 并对比了这些关联在英语高低水平组间的差异。相关和多元回归分析 发现: 快速编班测试(QPT)和语言背景调查问卷(LHQ)的整体英语能力自评分数能有 效预测不同英语水平受试群体的英语能力; 皮博迪图片词汇测试(PPVT-4) 、 图片命名测 试(PNT) 、 高级英语学习者词汇测试(LexTALE)的校标效度受汉英双语者英语熟练水 平的影响。本研究建议未来汉英双语者研究综合 QPT 与 LHQ 整体英语自评得分, 以高 效、 准确地测量受试的二语...
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L2 proficiency must be clearly defined in bilingual studies; however, there is no unified and efficient method at present to test the L2 proficiency. To find out valid English proficiency tests that could be applied to Chinese-English bilinguals with different English proficiency levels, the current study compared standardized Chinese College Engli...
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Researchers have used different measures to examine participants’ second-language (L2) proficiency, yet it remains unclear how these different measures influence research results on the effect of L2 proficiency on the target variable. The present research explored the modulation effect of four different measures of L2 Chinese proficiency on Chinese...
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When bilinguals intend to speak in their first (L1) or second language (L2) according to the environment, a brain network involving cortical-subcortical regions is recruited to resolve cross-language interference. Research has found that the activation of these brain regions varies with language contexts. However, previous studies have not yet exam...
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Researchers have used different measures to examine participants’ second-language (L2) proficiency, yet it remains unclear how these different measures influence research results on the effect of L2 proficiency on the target variable. The present research explored the modulation effect of four different measures of L2 Chinese proficiency on Chinese...
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The current study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to extend the embodied cognition account of language processing to second language (L2). Twenty L2 English speakers and ten native (L1) English speakers were asked to judge the semantic relatedness of English words. Behavioural data showed that L1 speakers performed the task more q...
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The memory advantage of bimodal encoding in the retrieval of isolated stimulus have been extensively studied, but researchers have not investigated this advantage for naturalistic events. This study reports both behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data on whether memory advantage of bimodal encoding exists for retrieval of n...
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Speech perception is an important early skill for language learning. This study uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the relationship between auditory perception abilities and second language (L2) vocabulary learning in an effort to explore behavior-brain correlations. Twenty-one English monolinguals learned 48 auditory Chin...
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For bilinguals, language control is needed for selecting the target language during language production. Numerous studies have examined the neural correlates of language control and shown a close relationship between language control and domain-general cognitive control. However, it remains unknown how these brain regions coordinate with each other...
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The present functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated influences of language contexts on inhibitory control and the underlying neural processes. Thirty Cantonese–Mandarin–English trilingual speakers, who were highly proficient in Cantonese (L1) and Mandarin (L2), and moderately proficient in English (L3), performed a picture-n...
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Brain activation underlying language processing in Chinese-English bilinguals was examined using fMRI in an orthographic search and a semantic classification task. In both tasks, brain areas activated by Chinese characters and English words were very similar to tasks examining Chinese reading using Chinese pinyin (an alphabetic Chinese script) and...

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