Linguistic Gender and Spoken-Word Recognition in French

  title={Linguistic Gender and Spoken-Word Recognition in French},
  author={Delphine Dahan and Daniel Swingley and Michael K. Tanenhaus and James S. Magnuso},
Eye movements were monitored as French participants followed spoken instructions to use a computer mouse to click on one of four displayed pictures. Experiment 1 demonstrated that, in the absence of grammatical gender in the context preceding the referent name [e.g., cliquez sur les boutons(click on the(plural neut.) buttons(masc.))], participants fixated pictures with names sharing initial sounds with the target [e.g., bouteilles (bottles(fem.))] more than on pictures with phonologically… CONTINUE READING