Alessandro Laudanna

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Three lexical decision experiments were carried out to address the issue of the morphological organization of lexical representations in the orthographic (input) lexicon. Lexical decisions were more difftcult for simultaneously or sequentially presented words with ho-mographic stems than for control words that did not have homographic stems. Stem(More)
Progetto Bilaterale) from the CNR to A.L. and NIH Grant DC-00366 to A.C. We thank Rob Schreuder and an anonymous reviewer for helpful comments on an earlier draft of the manuscript. In two naming experiments, it was shown that response times for morphologically structured pseudowords are faster than those for orthographically matched controls. These results(More)
This study investigates the differences in the input representations of verbs and nouns in the Italian mental lexicon. One visual lexical decision experiment in which the stem homograph effect (Laudanna, Badecker, and Caramazza, 1989) was evaluated on noun and verb targets is reported. Strong inhibitory effects on verb targets preceded by stem homographs(More)
The present study focuses on the representation of verbs in the Italian mental lexicon and investigates some grammatical properties: inflectional class, mood, tense, and person. Two experiments based on free recall of single inflected forms are reported. The patterns of recall and error are taken as evidence for the grammatical and morphological information(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the gallbladder motor function in chronic pancreatitis (CP) patients. Gallbladder emptying was evaluated in 11 patients, without and with addition of pancreatic extract and in ten controls. The results were compared and analyzed statistically. The ejection fraction (EF) of the gallbladder (GB) at 30, 45 and 60 minutes(More)
English. The hypothesis that grammatical class information is represented in the mental lexicon and that it is activated during lexical access has generated a wide literature about the differences between nouns and verbs. However, the available evidences are discordant. In this study we tried to disentangle grammatical class effects from semantic categories(More)
Agreement is normally defined as an asymmetric dependency whose realization proceeds (i) in a subject-to-verb direction and (ii) independently from the thematic and discourse functions of the elements involved. In this work, I review some experimental data from Spanish and Italian showing that the directionality of agreement is not as rigid as assumed in(More)