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Demareva V.A., Sozinova E.A., Koroleva M.E., Bakhchina A.V., Polevaya S.A. Influence of words’ frequency on the distribution of fixations in reading English and Russian texts in students with different levels of English proficiency

Full text in Russian: Демарева В.А., Созинова Е.А., Королева М.Е., Бахчина А.В., Полевая С.А. Влияние частотности слов на распределение фиксаций при чтении текстов на русском и английском языке у студентов с разным уровнем владения английским языком
Lobachevsky State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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The article describes the research results of the distribution peculiarity of fixations, depending on the frequency of words by reading texts in English and Russian by Russian-speaking students with the different levels of knowledge of the English language. As the research methods we used: Eye Tracking; Placement Test; Corpus analysis. We analyzed 102 eye tracking records. As a result, the work found that people with a level of Intermediate make fewer fixations on low-frequency words in the Russian text; people with the level of Elementary make a great number of fixations in the English text, this fixation is longer. We found significant differences in the number and duration of fixations on the words of different frequency.

Keywords: markers of language competence, Eye Tracking, corpus analysis, frequency of words

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 15-36-01364.
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 14-06-31329.


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Received 7 April 2015. Date of publication: 31 October 2015.

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Demareva Valeriia A. Junior Research Associate, Ph.D. Student., Faculty of Social Science, Lobachevsky State University, pr Gagarina, 23, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
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Sozinova Elena A. Student, Faculty of Social Science, Lobachevsky State University, pr Gagarina, 23, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
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Koroleva Mariya E. Ph.D. Student., Faculty of Psychophysiology, Lobachevsky State University, pr Gagarina, 23, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
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Bakhchina Anastasiya V. Ph.D., Junior Research Associate, Faculty of Social Science, Lobachevsky State University, pr Gagarina, 23, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
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Polevaya Sofya A. Ph.D., Head of Psychophysiology Department, Faculty of Social Science, Lobachevsky State University, pr Gagarina, 23, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Head of Neurophysiology Department, Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, pl. Minina i Pozharskogo, 10/1, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
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Demareva V.A., Sozinova E.A., Koroleva M.E., Bakhchina A.V., Polevaya S.A. Influence of words’ frequency on the distribution of fixations in reading English and Russian texts in students with different levels of English proficiency. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 43, p. 8. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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