Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research

  • Roberto R. Heredia
  • Jeanette Altarriba
  • Anna B. Cieślicka

Part of the The Bilingual Mind and Brain Book Series book series (BMBBS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Roberto R. Heredia, Anna B. Cieślicka, Jeanette Altarriba
    Pages 1-9
  3. Eva Van Assche, Wouter Duyck, Robert J. Hartsuiker
    Pages 11-31
  4. Eva M. Fernández, Ricardo Augusto Souza
    Pages 33-60
  5. Jennifer M. Martin, Jeanette Altarriba
    Pages 61-98
  6. Roberto R. Heredia, Belem G. López, Omar García, Wualú A. Altamira, Patricia G. González
    Pages 99-121
  7. Anna B. Cieślicka, Roberto R. Heredia
    Pages 123-156
  8. Gary E. Raney, Joanna C. Bovee
    Pages 157-181
  9. Veronica Whitford, Irina Pivneva, Debra Titone
    Pages 183-211
  10. Daniel Holman, Michael J. Spivey
    Pages 213-229
  11. Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, Maria Dimitropoulou, Margaret Gillon Dowens, Nicola Molinaro, Clara Martin
    Pages 265-312
  12. Angélique M. Blackburn
    Pages 313-352
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 353-383

About this book


The collected chapters in this volume present an overview and state-of-the-field of traditional and recently developed methodological approaches to the study of bilingual reading comprehension. It critically reviews and examines major findings from classical behavioral approaches such as the visual moving window, rapid-serial visual presentation (RSVP), and eye-tracking, as well as newly developing neuropsycholinguistic methodologies such as Event-Related Potentials (ERPs), and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).  Written to address a timely topic, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research updates the field of bilingual reading by critically examining the contributions of the various behavioral and technologically-based reading techniques used to understand psychological processes underlying written language comprehension. Each topic is covered first from a theoretical, and then from an experimental, viewpoint. Moreover, the volume contributes to the development and establishment of Bilingual Reading as a subfield of bilingual sentence processing and fills a significant gap in the literature on bilingual language processing and thought.   

Significantly, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research presents an overall view of some of the typical psycholinguistic techniques and approaches, as well as proposing other possible tasks that may prove viable in investigating such theoretical issues as bilingual lexical ambiguity resolution, or how bilingual speakers might resolve multiple sources of potentially conflicting information as they comprehend  sentences and discourse during the communicative process. In addition, to aid reader comprehension and encourage readers to acquire “hands on” experience in the creation and development of experiments in the realm of bilingual reading research, each chapter includes a list of key words, suggested student research projects, and questions to

both help the reader review the chapter and expand upon the reading. With its comprehensive coverage of a crucial subfield of psycholinguistics and language processing, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research is an invaluable and informative resource for all students and researchers in bilingualism, neurolinguistics, bilingual cognition, and other related fields.


Electrophysiology of the Bilingual Brain On-line Multiple Language Activation bilingual reading processing bilingual sentence processing cognition and bilingual reading cognitive experiments in bilingualism fMRI and language comprehension psycholinguistic methodologies in bilingualism psychology of bilingual reading rapid serial visual presentation reading integration in bilingual speaker

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto R. Heredia
    • 1
  • Jeanette Altarriba
    • 2
  • Anna B. Cieślicka
    • 3
  1. 1.Texas A&M International UniversityDept. of Psychology and CommunicationLaredoUSA
  2. 2.University at Albany, State University of New YorkDepartment of PsychologyAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Texas A&M International UniversityDept. of Psychology and CommunicationLaredoUSA

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