Psychophysiological Methods in Language Research: Rethinking Embodiment in Studies of Linguistic Behaviors by Bahiyyih Hardacre is a guide for adopting a transdisciplinary and multidimensional approach to language research. Language research areas that could benefit from psychophysiological methods are first/second/foreign language learning, teaching, use, assessment, performance, anxiety, motivation, attitudes, ideologies, perceptions, and identities, among others. To aid researchers in deciding on a suitable physiological measurement method, this book provides an overview of each of the most popular physiological measurements today, along with their potential applications in language research. Bahiyyih Hardacre explains what each of the physiological methods can tell us, illustrates how each physiological method can inform language research by citing a few language studies that used that particular measurement, and provides information about the appropriate procedures for data collection and data processing.
Bahiyyih Hardacre is assistant professor in the division of Applied and Advanced Studies in Education at California State University, Los Angeles.
Chapter 1: Describing Emotions
Chapter 2: Electrocardiography
Chapter 3: Blood Pressure
Chapter 4: Electrodermal Activity
Chapter 5: Skin Temperature
Chapter 6: Electroencephalography
Chapter 7: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chapter 8: Eye Movement And Eye Tracking
Chapter 9: Respiration
Chapter 10: Facial Expression Analysis
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"This wonderful book is loaded with practical and innovative methods you can use to study language from a psychophysiological perspective."
"This book is an important step and contribution to applied linguistics. Hardacre puts forth some of the current research methods available to analyzing multi-modal discourse beyond the visual and external. It is imaginative and exciting. It demonstrates the hard transdisciplinary training that will be required of any researcher who would endeavor to explore the physiological and neurobiology bases of social interaction at the level of turn-taking, pauses, gaze, gesture, and body orientation. Fortunately, Hardacre has undertaken the hard work and has shown the possibilities, which should excite applied linguists and psychophysiologists."