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Marc Brysbaert

Cognitive Psychology
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How does reading and studying in a second language differ from reading and studying in the native language?


English is becoming the lingua franca in higher education. As a result, an increasing number of students are studying in a non-native language.

This raises questions about how good non-native English speakers are at understanding English texts, how much more time they need to study such texts, and whether they remember the contents equally long after having studied them. A series of studies will be described addressing these issues.

Short Bio

Marc Brysbaert is Professor of Psychology at Ghent University. Previously he has been affiliated with the University of Leuven, Royal Holloway University of London, and Swansea University. He has published over 200 journal articles and book chapters on cognitive psychology, in particular word processing. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and member of the editorial board of 8 other journals. From 2017 on he is member of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society.


Cognitive Psychology