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1 Sex , Syntax , and Semantics

  title={1 Sex , Syntax , and Semantics},
  author={Christopher and Christina Daniel and Daniel Paul and P. Hedrick Brandon and B Eric and Erica Karl and K Claude and C Phillip and P. Harry and Harriet},
Many languages have a grammatical gender system whereby all nouns are assigned a gender (most commonly feminine, masculine, or neuter). Two studies examined whether (1) the assignment of genders to nouns is truly arbitrary (as has been claimed), and (2) whether the grammatical genders assigned to nouns have semantic consequences. In the first study, English speakers’ intuitions about the genders of animals (but not artifacts) were found to correlate with the grammatical genders assigned to the… 


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  • T. Konishi
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of psycholinguistic research
  • 1993
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