S1 E2: Tracking Eye Movements Provides Insight into Language Knowledge

In this episode, Dr Bisson speaks with Professor Kathy Conklin about eye-tracking in language research. From archaic equipment with bite bar to newer online tools to track people’s eyes, Kathy explains what eye-tracking can tell us about language processing and language learning. In particular, you get to hear about her fascinating research on binomials: What is so special about “fish and chips” compared to “chips and fish”? 

Click here to be redirected to the eye-tracking book mentioned in the episode.

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