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Latvian and Russian textbooks: eye movements in reading text formatted in two columns
Author(s): Roberts Paeglis; Irina Gorshanova; Kristine Bagucka; Ivars Lacis
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Paper Abstract

Research of eye movements in reading textbooks suggests that reading the Cyrillic-based Russian language differs from reading the extended Latin-based Latvian texts. Ten bilingual students were asked to start reading a book passage in Latvian and to continue reading the text in Russian. Key parameters in information processing have been analyzed. Even though the difference in duration of fixations does not reach statistical significance, saccade size and regression rate are smaller in Russian.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7142, Sixth International Conference on Advanced Optical Materials and Devices (AOMD-6), 714219 (2 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.815344
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Roberts Paeglis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Irina Gorshanova, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Kristine Bagucka, Univ.of Latvia (Latvia)
Ivars Lacis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7142:
Sixth International Conference on Advanced Optical Materials and Devices (AOMD-6)
Janis Spigulis; Andris Krumins; Donats Millers; Andris Sternberg; Inta Muzikante; Andris Ozols; Maris Ozolinsh, Editor(s)

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