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Using eye-tracking to investigate topics in L2 acquisition and L2 sentence and discourse processing

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posted on 01.02.2021, 01:18 by L Roberts, Anna Siyanova
Second language (L2) researchers are becoming more interested in both L2 learners' knowledge of the target language and how that knowledge is put to use during real-time language processing. Researchers are therefore beginning to see the importance of combining traditional L2 research methods with those that capture the moment-by-moment interpretation of the target language, such as eye-tracking. The major benefit of the eye-tracking method is that it can tap into real-time (or online) comprehension processes during the uninterrupted processing of the input, and thus, the data can be compared to those elicited by other, more metalinguistic tasks to offer a broader picture of language acquisition and processing. In this article, we present an overview of the eye-tracking technique and illustrate the method with L2 studies that show how eye-tracking data can be used to (a) investigate language-related topics and (b) inform key debates in the fields of L2 acquisition and L2 processing. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2013.

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Roberts, L. & Siyanova, A. (2013). Using eye-tracking to investigate topics in L2 acquisition and L2 sentence and discourse processing. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 35(2), 213-235. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263112000861

Journal title

Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Volume

35

Issue

2

Publication date

01/01/2013

Pagination

213-235

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (CUP)

Publication status

Published

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

14/06/2013

ISSN

0272-2631

eISSN

1470-1545

Language

en

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