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ERIC Number: EJ1178158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-6905
The Influence of Sex Information on Gender Word Processing
Casado, Alba; Palma, Alfonso; Paolieri, Daniela
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v47 n3 p557-583 Jun 2018
Three different tasks (word repetition, lexical decision, and gender decision) were designed to explore the impact of the sex clues (sex of the speaker, sex of the addressee) and the type of gender (semantic, arbitrary) on the processing of isolated Spanish gendered words. The findings showed that the grammatical gender feature was accessed when no mandatory attentional focus was required. In addition, the results indicated that the participants organize information according to their own sex role, which provides more salience to the words that match in grammatical gender with their own sex role representation, even when the gender assignment is arbitrary. Finally, the sex of the speaker biased the lexical access and the grammatical gender selection, serving as a semantic prime when the two dimensions have a congruent relationship. Furthermore, the masculine form serves as the generic gender representing both male and female figures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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