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Re: 10,000 hours of japanese listening

Postby jcdietz03 » Wed 07.15.2009 8:07 pm

Researchers do a lot of studies where they lock people in a room alone and do not-so-nice things to them. The people are compensated, however. Things such as circadian rhythms (where the researchers control the lights) are studied in this way.

I wonder if someone will ever do the suggested experiment, that is, lock someone in a room with something Japanese playing on a speaker 24/7 and seeing if it is learned. Or some variation of that. Common sense says it won't work, but I wonder what would really happen!
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Re: 10,000 hours of japanese listening

Postby keatonatron » Thu 07.16.2009 6:18 am

jcdietz03 wrote:lock someone in a room with something Japanese playing on a speaker 24/7 and seeing if it is learned.


They would be able to quote the whole recording with perfect accent, but they wouldn't have a single idea what they themselves are saying, and it wouldn't have any influence on learning any other Japanese.
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Re: 10,000 hours of japanese listening

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 07.16.2009 10:51 am

keatonatron wrote:
jcdietz03 wrote:lock someone in a room with something Japanese playing on a speaker 24/7 and seeing if it is learned.


They would be able to quote the whole recording with perfect accent, but they wouldn't have a single idea what they themselves are saying, and it wouldn't have any influence on learning any other Japanese.



Now if there was video, where words were played and a picture played right after and the level of vocabulary and grammar were increased over time. I'm sure the subject might be able to learn.. Hoever, if it was just a torture session of Japanese over an over, they'd not learn a daggone thing.
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Re: 10,000 hours of japanese listening

Postby yukamina » Fri 07.17.2009 11:20 am

keatonatron wrote:
jcdietz03 wrote:lock someone in a room with something Japanese playing on a speaker 24/7 and seeing if it is learned.


They would be able to quote the whole recording with perfect accent, but they wouldn't have a single idea what they themselves are saying, and it wouldn't have any influence on learning any other Japanese.

It'd probably pave the way to good listening skills, since they'll be used to the sounds and rythme of the language.
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