Investigating linguistic relativity through bilingualism: the case of grammatical gender.

  title={Investigating linguistic relativity through bilingualism: the case of grammatical gender.},
  author={Stavroula-Thaleia Kousta and David P. Vinson and Gabriella Vigliocco},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={34 4},
The authors investigated linguistic relativity effects by examining the semantic effects of grammatical gender (present in Italian but absent in English) in fluent bilingual speakers as compared with monolingual speakers. In an error-induction experiment, they used responses by monolingual speakers to establish a baseline for bilingual speakers and show that gender affects the semantic substitution errors made by monolingual Italian speakers compared with monolingual English speakers. They then… CONTINUE READING

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