As a future French PhD student (in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning) that legally HAS TO write his thesis in French, I am a bit concerned about the fact that less people would be able to read it and it got me thinking: why do you keep reading articles in your native language, when some ideas you find might also be published in English?
- To those who are not English native speakers, do you read articles in your native language?
- If so, what is it that you find in these articles compared to English-written ones? Are you just looking for useful information for your own research or are you motivated by something else?
- How would you cite these articles in your own English-written paper?
I understand that using one's own native language can be justified for some fields such as social sciences, but here I am asking about "exact" and computer sciences.