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Psycholinguistic techniques and resources in second language acquisition research

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JournalSecond Language Research
DatePublished - Jan 2012
Issue number1
Volume28
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)113-127
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this article, a survey of current psycholinguistic techniques relevant to second language acquisition (SLA) research is presented. I summarize many of the available methods and discuss their use with particular reference to two critical questions in current SLA research: (1) What does a learner's current knowledge of the second language (L2) look like?; (2) How do learners process the L2 in real time? The aim is to show how psycholinguistic techniques that capture real-time (online) processing can elucidate such questions; to suggest methods best suited to particular research topics, and types of participants; and to offer practical information on the setting up of a psycholinguistics laboratory.

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  • psycholinguistics, parsing, syntactic processing, reading, on-line methods, eye-tracking, self-paced reading, SUBJECT-OBJECT AMBIGUITIES, SENTENCE COMPREHENSION, GENDER AGREEMENT, EYE-TRACKING, L2, ENGLISH, RESOLUTION, LEARNERS, PLAUSIBILITY, SPEAKERS

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