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Second language and bilingual processing

Projects within this topic centre on real-time comprehension and production in L2 learners at different proficiency levels, and focus on different linguistic levels, including syntax, semantics, discourse and pragmatics. Researchers combine traditional SLA methodologies with psycholinguistic techniques, including eye-tracking, self-paced reading and listening and ERP recordings. Researchers also look at the cross-linguistic influences of languages during processing, which include Czech, Dutch, English, Finish, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Slovak and Turkish.

  • A long-term investigation into the effects of bi-modal input on L2 learners’ listening comprehension (Danijela Trenkic, with Tendai Charles)
  • Classificatory analysis of topic prominence interlanguage in EFL learning by research of Chinese EFL learners at post-intermediate level and its application on pedagogy (PhD student: Mengmeng Tang) 
  • Effective Vocabulary Learning in Multimedia Environments: Psychological Evidence (PhD student: Saad Alzahrani)
  • Effects of individual differences in declarative and procedural memory on the acquisition of English articles (PhD student: Jelena Horvatic)
  • Investigating oral fluency and its development among Chinese overseas students (MS Word , 4,172kb) (Zoe Handley with Dr Sible Andringa, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Learner susceptibility to restructuring L1 information organisation principles in L2 (Norbert Vanek with Henriëtte Hendriks, University of Cambridge) 
  • Native and non-native processing of English articles (Danijela Trenkic, with Jelena Mirkovic and Gerry Altmann, Psychology, University of York)
  • Pronoun resolution in L2 learners and native speakers (MS Word , 4,177kb) (Leah Roberts with Marianne Gullberg, Lund University; Peter Indefrey, University of Dusseldorf; Juhani Järvikivi, Trondheim University, Finland; Petra Schumacher, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz; Miriam Ellert, University of Gottingen)
  • The Intelligibility of Thai English Pronunciation to Native and Non-Native Speakers of English (PhD student: Jirada Suntornsawet)

CASLE staff

Emma Marsden, Department of EducationDanijela Trenkic, Department of Education
Leah Roberts, Department of Education
Norbert Vanek, Department of Education

CASLE students

Tendai Charles, PhD student, University of York
Jelena Horvatic, PhD student, University of York
Jirada Suntornsawet, PhD student, University of York
Mengmeng Tang, PhD student, University of York
Saad Alzahrani, PhD student, University of York

Associated members

Josje Verhagen, Utrecht University
Sarah Liszka, University of Kent
Giosué Baggio, Donders Centre for Brain and Congnition
Marcel Bastiannsen, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Despina Papadopoulou, University of Thessaloniki
Ianthi Tsimpli, University of Thessaloniki
Jelena Mirkovic, Psychology, University of York
Gerry Altmann, Psychology, University of York
Marianne Gullberg, Lund University
Peter Indefrey, University of Dusseldorf
Juhani Järvikivi, Trondheim University, Finland
Petra Schumacher, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Miriam Ellert, University of Gottingen