Second Language Processing Laboratory
Fields: Second Language Acquisition
Faculty: Carrie Jackson
Students: Alison Eisel, Christine Gardner
The primary goal of the Second Language Processing Laboratory is to investigate how adult second language learners utilize grammatical and semantic information when comprehending and producing words and sentences in their non-native language. How individual learner variables, such as proficiency, one's native language and other previous language learning experiences and working memory, may influence L2 speakers’ processing strategies is also of crucial interest. To that end, the lab contains computers and the necessary software for experimental testing, as well as laptop computers to facilitate off-site data collection.