N400 and the activation of prejudice against rural migrant workers in China

@article{Wang2011N400AT,
  title={N400 and the activation of prejudice against rural migrant workers in China},
  author={Lei Wang and Qingguo Ma and Zhaofeng Song and Yisi Shi and Lydia Pfotenhauer},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={1375},
  pages={103-110}
}
Rural migrant workers (RMWs) are a special social group under the household registration system in China. Although RMWs work in the city, they are not issued a permanent city resident card, and are hardly integrated into the city life. City residents harbour strong negative stereotypes about RMWs. Facing a word-pair comprising a status noun (RMWs vs. Unban workers) followed by an adjective, 16 young participants were required to classify the adjective as being either negative or positive, while… CONTINUE READING
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