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.