Vision and language in cross-linguistic research on sentence production

Elisabeth Norcliffe, Agnieszka Ewa Konopka

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To what extent are the planning processes involved in producing sentences fine-tuned to grammatical properties of specific languages? In this chapter we survey the small body of cross-linguistic research that bears on this question, focusing in particular on recent evidence from eye-tracking studies. Because eye-tracking methods provide a very fine-grained temporal measure of how conceptual and linguistic planning unfold in real time, they serve as an important complement to standard psycholinguistic methods. Moreover, the advent of portable eye-trackers in recent years has, for the first time, allowed eye-tracking techniques to be used with language populations that are located far away from university laboratories. This has created the exciting opportunity to extend the typological base of vision-based psycholinguistic research and address key questions in language production with new language comparisons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAttention and Vision in Language Processing
EditorsR.K. Mishra, N. Srinivasan, F. Huettig
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)978-81-322-2443-3
ISBN (Print)978-81-322-2443-3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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