Gender and lexical access in Italian.

  title={Gender and lexical access in Italian.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Bates and Antonella Devescovi and Luigi Pizzamiglio and Simona D'Amico and Arturo Hernandez},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  volume={57 6},
Two new procedures were employed to investigate the effects of semantic and grammatical gender on lexical access in Italian and to investigate the interaction of gender with other factors that are known to influence lexical access in other languages. The gender-monitoring task requires a conscious decision about the gender of each noun, whereas the word repetition task does not require explicit attention to gender. In both tasks, single words are presented out of context, under speeded… CONTINUE READING

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