Task Type in Reading Span Tests Matters: An Eye Movement Study

@inproceedings{zdemir2012TaskTI,
  title={Task Type in Reading Span Tests Matters: An Eye Movement Study},
  author={Ozer {\"O}zdemir},
  year={2012}
}
Reading span tests (RSTs) are commonly used to measure working memory (WM) capacity in L2 research. RSTs require simultaneous processing (secondary task) and storage (primary task) of information. However, the type of the secondary task varies from one study to another. Since syntactic and semantic processing in the L2 might be different, this study examined how the eye movements of late L2 learners changed when RSTs in the L2 involving syntactic accuracy vs. semantic plausibility judgment as… CONTINUE READING

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