City University of Hong Kong Dep
Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Research Degree Forum
A Correlative Study of Cognitive Model of Verbal Process Verbs and Reading Comprehension
Mr. CHEN Zili
PhD candidate, Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, City University of Hong Kong
Date: 23 October 2008, Thursday
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: G7619 (Lift 3, 7/F, Green Zone), Academic Building, CityU
This study conducts an experiment to investigate the cognitive effects of verbs' cognitive model. The cognitive model in this research is limited to the verbal process verbs. Data on independent and dependent variables' cognitive model knowledge and reading comprehension are collected and analyzed. Results show that the acquisition of verbal process verbs' cognitive model has a positive correlation with the college students' reading comprehension, and the cognitive model has a tendency to be transferred from verbal process verbs to other verbs. Thus the cognitive model generates an all-round understanding of discourse.
Mr. CHEN Zili is currently a PhD Candidate in Department of Chinese, Translation & Linguistics. His research interest mainly involves computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics and systemic functional linguistics.