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Allen visits research centers throughout China

VL2 PI, Thomas Allen, just returned from a two week tour of research centers in China in three cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Considerable research in China is being carried out on the processes of learning and reading development for Chinese children. Given the iconic and logographic nature of Chinese characters, collaborative research among VL2 and Chinese researchers holds promise for increasing understanding of visual linguistic processing and the nature of reading development in visually-oriented languages.