Jiarui (Eric) Hou

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

An Eye Tracking Study of the Differential Effects of Mobile Phone, Tablet, Computer, and Paper Media on Incidental Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition and Second Language Reading Comprehension



My research is investigating the acquisition of second language words within the mobile technological contexts, using eye-tracking technology. It aims at determining which medium (mobile phone, tablet, computer, paper), if any, could maximize the acquisition outcomes of new second language vocabulary, and whether word occurrences will influence learning rates across four reading media. Most importantly, from the eye-movement perspective, I will further investigate the relationship, if any, between the learning rate of new words and the eye movements on those words.