The development of eye tracking in empirical research on subtitling and captioning

Stephen Doherty, Jan-Louis Kruger

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    This chapter charts the development of eye tracking in the context of empirical research on subtitling and captioning, including foreign and same-language variants. It forms a critique of the eye tracking measures and methodologies in this field of research. In doing so, we provide a contemporary and accessible critical overview of how individual eye tracking measures are employed in investigating how subtitles and subtitled products are received and processed, and how these measures are used to refine constructs of visual attention, cognitive load, and psychological immersion in the context of subtitle and caption processing. We bring together a comprehensive collection of empirical eye tracking studies spanning three decades in order to consolidate what we have learned, what we need to improve upon, and where we can go from here to understand more about eye tracking the moving image.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSeeing into screens
    Subtitle of host publicationeye tracking and the moving image
    EditorsTessa Dwyer, Claire Perkins, Sean Redmond, Jodi Sita
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherBloomsbury Academic
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9781501329005
    ISBN (Print)9781501329029
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


    • eye tracking
    • subtitling
    • captioning
    • audiovisual translation (AVT)
    • methodology


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