Pellicer-Sanchez & Siyanova-Chanturia ITL 2018.pdf (589.08 kB)

Eye movements in vocabulary research

Download (589.08 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 01.02.2021, 01:10 by Ana Pellicer-Sánchez, Anna Siyanova
Abstract The field of vocabulary research is witnessing a growing interest in the use of eye-tracking to investigate topics that have traditionally been examined using offline measures, providing new insights into the processing and learning of vocabulary. During an eye-tracking experiment, participants’ eye movements are recorded while they attend to written or auditory input, resulting in a rich record of online processing behaviour. Because of its many benefits, eye-tracking is becoming a major research technique in vocabulary research. However, before this emerging trend of eye-tracking based vocabulary research continues to proliferate, it is important to step back and reflect on what current studies have shown about the processing and learning of vocabulary, and the ways in which we can use the technique in future research. To this aim, the present paper provides a comprehensive overview of current eye-tracking research findings, both in terms of the processing and learning of single words and formulaic sequences. Current research gaps and potential avenues for future research are also discussed.

History

Preferred citation

Pellicer-Sánchez, A. & Siyanova-Chanturia, A. (2018). Eye movements in vocabulary research. Approaches to learning, testing, and researching L2 vocabulary, 169(1), 5-29. https://doi.org/10.1075/itl.00004.pel

Journal title

Approaches to learning, testing, and researching L2 vocabulary

Volume

169

Issue

1

Publication date

16/04/2018

Pagination

5-29

Publisher

John Benjamins Publishing Company

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

16/04/2018

ISSN

0019-0829

eISSN

1783-1490

Language

en

Exports

Logo branding

Categories

Exports