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Tag: Comprehension

A cognitive load delays predictive eye movements similarly during L1 and L2 comprehension

Published in:¬†Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Volume 21, Issue 2, 251-264 Abstract “We used the visual world eye-tracking paradigm to investigate the effects of cognitive load on predictive eye movements in L1 (Experiment 1) and L2 (Experiment 2) speakers. Participants listened to sentences whose verb was predictive or non-predictive towards one of four objects they were viewing. They then clicked on a mentioned object. Half the participants additionally performed a working memory task of remembering words. Both L1 and L2 speakers looked more at the target object predictively in predictable- than in non-predictable sentences when they performed the listen-and-click task only.… Read More