Colloquium: Jennifer Bown

Colloquium: Jennifer Bown

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/20/2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location
4010 JFSB

Category(ies)


Jennifer Bown, Associate Professor of German & Russian and her colleagues in the iCAMRA research group will present for the Humanities Center’s weekly colloquium on Thursday, February 20th. The presentation will be held at 3:00 PM in room 4010 JFSB.

Title: “Tracking the Development of Reading Proficiency”

This colloquium reports on a multidisciplinary project utilizing eye-tracking and machine learning to examine L2 reading proficiency development in English, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese. The project aims to

  •  identify differences between L1 and L2 reading;
  •  identify reading behaviors that distinguish L2 readers’ proficiency levels;
  •  develop a database of eye-tracking measures;
  •  develop a diagnostic for reading proficiency.