A Review of Models in Experimental Studies of Implicit Language Learning


The present review analyzes experimental research on implicit learning using linguistic stimuli, and proposes five key procedures of a framework for empirical studies of implicit learning. Our review begins with a brief overview of the current state of research on implicit learning, and then presents the procedures in detail: 1) choosing theoretical assumptions from psychology; 2) designing stimuli; 3) exposing subjects to information; 4) testing implicit learning; and 5) measuring subjects’ state of awareness. This framework is intended to assist researchers in designing experiments on implicit learning both more comprehensively and with fewer flaws.

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Liu, S. & Liu, H. (2014). A Review of Models in Experimental Studies of Implicit Language Learning. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 4, 54-64. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2014.41006.

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