Combined deployable keystroke logging and eyetracking for investigating L2 writing fluency

Chukharev-Hudilainen, E., Saricaoglu, A., Torrance, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-5305-4315 and Feng, H.-H., 2019. Combined deployable keystroke logging and eyetracking for investigating L2 writing fluency. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 41 (3), pp. 583-604. ISSN 0272-2631

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Abstract

Although fluency is an important sub-construct of language proficiency, it has not received as much attention in L2 writing research as complexity and accuracy have, in part due to the lack of methodological approaches for the analysis of large datasets of writing-process data. This article presents a method of time-aligned keystroke logging and eye tracking and reports an empirical study investigating L2 writing fluency through this method. Twenty-four undergraduate students at a private university in Turkey performed two writing tasks delivered through a web text editor with embedded keystroke logging and eye-tracking capabilities. Linear mixed-effects models were fit to predict indices of pausing and reading behaviors based on language status (L1 vs. L2) and linguistic context factors. Findings revealed differences between pausing and eye-fixation behavior in L1 and L2 writing processes. The paper concludes by discussing the affordances of the proposed method from the theoretical and practical standpoints.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Creators: Chukharev-Hudilainen, E., Saricaoglu, A., Torrance, M. and Feng, H.-H.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: July 2019
Volume: 41
Number: 3
ISSN: 0272-2631
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1017/S027226311900007XDOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 07 Jan 2019 09:07
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 11:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/35474

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