Why does a foreign language sound and look foreign to us? Why do we easily get lost and confused in a foreign country? To appreciate the depth of such questions, let’s turn to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for some useful theories about intelligent agent.
Chinestory taps into the innate capacity of language learners, which according to the influential American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician Noam Chomsky’s well-established theory of Universal Grammar, is universal to all human.
From the onset, learning Chinese seems intimidating to most westerners as the Chinese logograph character system lookscompletely differentfrom the Latin alphabet script system that Romance and Germanic languages use. At a glance, Chinese characters ..
In an economy of attention, let’s run a quick math of the cognitive cost of learning Chinese. (I will leave out the financial cost due to its huge variations)