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Children’s eye movements during reading

Blythe, H. I. and Joseph, H. S. S. L. (2011) Children’s eye movements during reading. In: Liversedge, S. P., Gilchrist, I. and Everling, S. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 643-662. ISBN 9780199539789

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Children’s eye movements during reading. In this chapter, we evaluate the literature on children’s eye movements during reading to date. We describe the basic, developmental changes that occur in eye movement behaviour during reading, discuss age-related changes in the extent and time course of information extraction during fixations in reading, and compare the effects of visual and linguistic manipulations in the text on children’s eye movement behaviour in relation to skilled adult readers. We argue that future research will benefit from examining how eye movement behaviour during reading develops in relation to language and literacy skills, and use of computational modelling with children’s eye movement data may improve our understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the progression from beginning to skilled reader.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy in Education
ID Code:43402
Publisher:Oxford University Press

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