Answering these questions and more, this book guides you through one of the most exciting and innovative research methods in the field of linguistics. Divided into three parts, it provides a historical introduction, a foundational overview to the neurology and physiology of the eye and the common measurements and tools used in eye-tracking, a guide to the applications of eye-tracking most pertinent to linguists (reading, the visual-world paradigm, social eye tracking, and classroom applications), and a step-by-step process to plan, execute, analyze and report your research project in eye-tracking. The book covers topics such as reading, lexical and syntactic processing, mind wandering, second language acquisition, and AAC devices, and includes statistical tools and how to write up results. Each chapter also includes self-study questions and a range of applied case studies.
Supported by a glossary of key terms and a companion website featuring additional tools and resources for students and teachers, Eye-Tracking in Linguistics is the only book you need to provide a solid foundation for your own research project.