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ERIC Number: EJ1096406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-4159
Reading Function and Content Words in Subtitled Videos
Krejtz, Izabela; Szarkowska, Agnieszka; Loginska, Maria
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v21 n2 p222-232 Apr 2016
In this study, we examined how function and content words are read in intra- and interlingual subtitles. We monitored eye movements of a group of 39 deaf, 27 hard of hearing, and 56 hearing Polish participants while they viewed English and Polish videos with Polish subtitles. We found that function words and short content words received less visual attention than longer content words, which was reflected in shorter dwell time, lower number of fixations, shorter first fixation duration, and lower subject hit count. Deaf participants dwelled significantly longer on function words than other participants, which may be an indication of their difficulty in processing this type of words. The findings are discussed in the context of classical reading research and applied research on subtitling.
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Language: English
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