Grammatical Gender Affects Bilinguals ’ Conceptual Gender : Implications for Linguistic Relativity and Decision Making

@inproceedings{Forbes2008GrammaticalGA,
  title={Grammatical Gender Affects Bilinguals ’ Conceptual Gender : Implications for Linguistic Relativity and Decision Making},
  author={James N. Forbes and Diane Poulin-Dubois and M. J. Romero Rivero and Maria D. Sera},
  year={2008}
}
We used a non-linguistic gender attribution task to determine how French and Spanish grammatical gender affects bilinguals’ conceptual gender. French-English and Spanish-English bilingual, as well as English monolingual adults were asked to assign a male or female voice to 32 color drawings depicting people, animals, and common objects. FrenchEnglish and Spanish-English bilinguals classified items according to French and Spanish grammatical gender respectively. This effect was replicated for… CONTINUE READING

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