Processing of static and dynamic texts: an eye-tracking study of Russian

Tatiana Petrova, Alexandra Dobrego

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Abstract

Mechanisms of understanding of a text, which are the basis of text processing while reading, are among the main problems of modern psycholinguistics. This study is one of the first eye-tracking experiment on Russian language material, checking out if a text type is among the readability categories and if it influences the effect of reading perspective. The hypothesis is based on the assumption that the processes of perception, including reading, processing and reproduction, in texts of different types (static and dynamic) are different. Two text types were used: a static text (descriptive sentences) and a dynamic text (sequence of events following swiftly on one another). In the experiment participants (32 native speakers of Russian) read eight texts of the same length written in different styles (3 static texts and 3 dynamic texts), presented randomly, and retell them afterwards. The following measurements were considered: first fixation duration, average saccade velocity, a percentage of regressions (return
Original languageEnglish
Article number126
Pages (from-to)991-997
Number of pages7
JournalSGEM INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND ARTS
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2016
Event3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts, SGEM 2016 - Flamingo Grand Congress Center, Albena Resort, Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 24 Aug 201630 Aug 2016
Conference number: 3
https://www.dvfu.ru/science/conference/3rd_international_multidisciplinary_scientific_conferences_on_social_sciences_and_arts_sgem_2016/
https://www.sgemsocial.org/

Keywords

  • static and dynamic texts
  • readability
  • eye-tracking
  • process of comprehension

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