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A new book aimed at researchers wanting to know more about eye-tracking as a methodology in applied linguistics studies has just been released by Cambridge University Press. 

Eye tracking book cover

Eye Tracking: A Guide for Applied Linguistics Research is co-authored by Gareth Carrol from the Department of English Language and Linguistics, alongside colleagues Kathy Conklin (University of Nottingham) and Ana Pellicer-Sánchez (UCL Institute of Education). The book is intended to act as an introduction for people who might be interested in learning how this technology could be applied to their own research. It incorporates a discussion of the theoretical basis of eye-tracking and a practical chapter on how to choose the right eye-tracker for you, as well as a comprehensive guide to designing and building a study in the main eye-tracking systems. A series of chapters also review relevant studies in the domains of reading, listening and multimodal input, and more exploratory areas where eye-tracking could be utilised such as corpus research, translation studies, computer-mediated communication and literary linguistics. 

Aimed at anyone looking to learn more about this methodology, the book will be of use to advanced undergraduate, MA and PhD students, as well as established researchers who want to develop their repertoire. The hands on approach taken helps to introduce a wide rage of literature and demonstrate the potential of eye-tracking, whilst making sure that principles of good experimental design are always maintained.