About the Authors

Insup Taylor was educated in S. Korea and the USA. She obtained her B.A. in psychology at Seoul National University in Korea, and her M.A. and Ph.D. also in psychology, specializing in psycholinguistics, at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She was project director of the McLuhan-Nanjing Cooperative Project on Literacy (a collaborative project to improve the teaching of Chinese literacy skills in China between the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology in Canada and Nanjing University in China), and is a member of the Association for Korean Studies in Canada, University of Toronto. A multilingual, she is responsible for the content of the book, and is the "I" of its text and dedication.

She is the author of numerous papers in psycholinguistics as well as the following books:

Introduction to Psycholinguistics (Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1976)
The Psychology of Reading (with M. M. Taylor, Academic Press, 1983)
Psycholinguistics: Learning and Using Language (with M. M. Taylor, Prentice Hall, 1990)
Scripts and Literacy: Reading and Learning to Read Alphabets, Syllabaries, and Characters (edited with D. R. Olson; Kluwer Academic, 1995)

M. Martin Taylor obtained his B.A.Sc. in engineering physics at the University of Toronto, Canada, his M.S.E. in industrial engineering and his Ph.D. in experimental psychology, specializing in perception, at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., USA. He edited The Structure of Multimodal Dialogue I and II with F. Néel and D. G. Bouhuis, and co-authored The Psychology of Reading and Psycholinguistics with Insup Taylor. He has published many papers in perceptual and cognitive psychology as well as in psycholinguistics and computer science.

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