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Psycholinguistics Lab

Current Studies

Eye Movements during Reading comprehension

The Psycholinguistics Lab in the Department of Linguistics and TESOL is currently conducting a study looking into reading comprehension. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The following is a description of the study:

  1. It will take place in the Eye Tracking Lab, Trimble Hall 217D.
  2. It will take about 1 and a half hours (90 minutes) to complete.
  3. During the study, you will (i) first complete two questionnaires with questions related to your language background and reading habits and (ii) then read passages on a computer screen while your eye movements are recorded.
  4. In order to participate, you should be at least 18 years old and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision (with glasses or contact lenses).
  5. Participation is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time.

If you would like to participate in this study, please contact jeffrey.witzel@uta.edu to schedule a session.

Tracking Eye Movements during Sentence Comprehension

The Psycholinguistics Lab in the Department of Linguistics and TESOL is currently conducting a study looking into language/reading comprehension. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The following is a description of the study:

  1. It will take place in the Eye Tracking Lab, Trimble Hall 217D.
  2. It will take about 1 hour to complete.
  3. During the study, you will (i) first complete a short language background questionnaire and (ii) then read sentences one at a time on a computer screen while your eye movements are recorded.
  4. Participation is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time.

If you would like to participate in this study, please contact nathaniel.eversole@mavs.uta.edu to schedule a session.

Tracking Eye Movements during L2 English Reading

The Psycholinguistics Lab in the Department of Linguistics and TESOL is currently conducting a study looking into second language reading comprehension. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The following is a description of the study:

  1. Native speakers of Chinese with a fluent command of English are asked to participate.
  2. Participants should either be enrolled in a degree-granting program (undergraduate/graduate) at UTA or have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in an English-speaking country.
  3. The study will take place in the Psycholinguistics Lab’s eye-tracking lab, Trimble Hall 217D.
  4. It will take about 1 hour to complete.
  5. During the study, you will (i) first complete a short language background questionnaire and (ii) then read sentences one at a time on a computer screen while your eye movements are recorded.
  6. You will be paid for your participation.
  7. Participation is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time.

If you would like to participate in this study, please contact jeffrey.witzel@uta.edu to schedule a session.

Online Language Processing

The Psycholinguistics Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington is conducting an online research study looking into how people who know one language (monolinguals) and people who know multiple languages (bilinguals/multilinguals) use linguistic information. This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The following is a description of the study:

  1. Native speakers of English are requested to participate in this study.
  2. This study can be accessed through the link below.
  3. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  4. During the study, you will (i) answer some screening questions related to your language background and then (ii) make decisions on letter strings presented on your computer screen.
  5. Participation is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time.

If you would like to participate in this study, please click HERE to read the Informed Consent Document.