Tolerance of ambiguity and EFL readers' dictionary look-up strategies: An eye-tracking analysis

Melissa Hui Mei Fan, Tzu Chien Liu

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Abstract

When readers decide to look up words, when do they perform the action of dictionary consultation? The goal of this study was to investigate whether EFL readers with low tolerance of ambiguity have higher percentages of consultation immediately when they use computer-mediated dictionaries. Through analyzing look-up patterns from eye-tracking, we found that readers with different ambiguity tolerance levels did perform different look-up patterns, although not significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages764-769
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 30

Other

Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/11/2612/11/30

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Keywords

  • Computer-mediated dictionary
  • Dictionary consultation
  • Eye movement
  • Tolerance of ambiguity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Fan, M. H. M., & Liu, T. C. (2012). Tolerance of ambiguity and EFL readers' dictionary look-up strategies: An eye-tracking analysis. 764-769. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore.