25th Feb 2015 4:30pm
E513, Checkland Building, Falmer Campus
Dr Stephen Bax, University of Bedfordshire.
Lectures in Language and Linguistics
Recent research has successfully made use of innovative eye-tracking technology, in conjunction with other tools, to investigate aspects of cognitive processing in L2 reading tests (e.g. Bax 2013). This demonstrated the potential of the technology, but also showed some limitations. In this context, the talk will show samples of eye tracking videos and graphics from this and other recent research projects, as the basis for discussion of how we could potentially extend the use of this developing technology in order to research L2 reading . It will address some of the problems of using eye tracking in general, and issues which arise when we also seek to use eye tracking for researching different skills, as well as ways of overcoming them. Finally, it will set out a number of possible future avenues which might usefully be explored using eye tracking, in conjunction with other tools, to the potential benefit of language teachers, testers and learners.