Researcher biography

Dr Michael Harrington's research interests include second language acquisition, applied linguistics, cognitive model of second language learning, and computer-assisted language learning

His current research includes memory-based models of sentence processing, working memory capacity and aptitude for second language learning, and computer-mediated second language development.

He is the author of articles on:

  • Second language sentence processing.
  • Second language reading and vocabulary development.
  • The role of working memory in second language learning.
  • The acquisition of Japanese and English as second languages.

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