|Budget Amount *help
¥2,340,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,800,000、Indirect Cost: ¥540,000)
Fiscal Year 2016: ¥650,000 (Direct Cost: ¥500,000、Indirect Cost: ¥150,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥780,000 (Direct Cost: ¥600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥180,000)
Fiscal Year 2014: ¥910,000 (Direct Cost: ¥700,000、Indirect Cost: ¥210,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
This research was designed to examine whether the shadowing practice for a certain period of time can improve language communication ability and logical thinking ability of college students who have reached the developmental stage of native language and working memory. Eight experiments were carried out for undergraduate and graduated students who learn Japanese as a native language or a second language. The main results were as follows: (a) The shadowing training could extend the span of sentence processing and improve Japanese language skills of listening, speaking, and reading, and (b) The pairing of the shadowing training and "sentence copying with working memory" could also improve both the writing skill and logical thinking ability.