<< To investigate universality of representation and process across languages [Liversedge S P et al.] examined eye movement behaviour during reading of very comparable stimuli in three languages, Chinese, English and Finnish. These languages differ in numerous respects (character based vs. alphabetic, visual density, informational density, word spacing, orthographic depth, agglutination, etc.) >>
<< Despite fundamental visual and linguistic differences in the orthographies, statistical models of reading behaviour were strikingly similar in a number of respects, and thus, [AA] argue that their composition might reflect universality of representation and process in reading >>
Liversedge Simon P., Drieghe Denis, et al. (2015) Universality in eye movements and reading: a trilingual investigation. Cognition, 1-76. (In Press).