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Aline Godfroid



Aline Godfroid (Ph.D. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 2010) is an Assistant Professor of Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. She started doing eye-movement research during her doctoral studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium, and is currently the co-director of the Second Language Sudies Eye-tracking Lab (with Paula Winke). Dr. Godfroid specializes in cognitive processes in second language acquisition. She teaches courses on L2 psycholinguistics, statistics, eye-tracking, vocabulary acquisition and advanced research, as well as general introductions to the field of Second Language Acquisition.

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Research Interests

In her research, Dr. Godfroid attempts to bridge the gap between psycholinguistics and actual second language learning. The following areas are central to her research: 

•    Attention, awareness and the 'Noticing Hypothesis' 
•    Implicit and explicit learning and memory 
•    Incidental vocabulary acquisition while reading
•    Automatization                                                         

Dr. Godfroid uses advanced psychological techniques to study these areas, including eye-tracking, concurrent and retrospective verbal reports and reaction time measurement. Her current work focuses on the implicit learning of German semi-regular verbs, incidental vocabulary acquisition during reading using a longer (ecologically more valid) text, and the effects of multimodal input on L2 Chinese tone perception. 

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