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ERIC Number: EJ1090030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
Self-Guided Reading: Touch-Based Measures of Syntactic Processing
Hatfield, Hunter
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v45 n1 p121-141 Feb 2016
A novel online reading methodology termed Self-Guided Reading (SGR) is examined to determine if it can successfully detect well-studied syntactic processing behaviours. In SGR, a participant runs their finger under masked text in order to reveal a sentence. It is therefore similar to self-paced reading in presentation of stimuli, but different in the motion that the participant makes to interact with the stimuli. The phenomena of relative clause, adverb and noun phrase/sentential attachment are utilised to allow comparison to previous research that employed self-paced reading and eye-tracking. SGR was able to detect the predicted processing behaviours in all sentence types. Moreover, once design choices and task effects are accounted for, SGR was the most consistent in triggering a motor movement change at the predicted point in the sentence. Able to provide a semi-continuous reading measure at low cost, SGR should be investigated further to uncover the full potential of the method for psycholinguistic research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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