Volume 9 Supplement 1
The dual route model in Chinese-English bilinguals
© Lu et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2008
Published: 11 July 2008
These findings suggest that Chinese-English bilinguals may adopt the dual route mechanism to read Chinese characters and English words [2, 3]. Just as with the native English speaker, the left supramarginal gyrus is important for bilinguals to convert English orthography into phonology . When reading Chinese characters, the left middle frontal gyrus may play a similar role as the left supramarginal gyrus in reading English words for the orthography converting .
This work was supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant 30670699, Ministry of Education Grant NCET-06-0277 and 021010.
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