The gender marking effect in spoken word recognition: the case of bilinguals.

Abstract

It has been known for some time that the recognition of a noun is affected by the gender marking, such as masculine or feminine, that is carried by a preceding word. In this study, we used auditory naming to examine how early and late English-French bilinguals react to gender marking when processing French. The early bilinguals showed clear facilitation and inhibition effects, but the late bilinguals were totally insensitive to gender marking, whether congruent or incongruent. The results are discussed in terms of current accounts of gender processing as well as age of acquisition and regular use of the gender-marking language.

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@article{Guillelmon2001TheGM, title={The gender marking effect in spoken word recognition: the case of bilinguals.}, author={D Guillelmon and Franois Grosjean}, journal={Memory & cognition}, year={2001}, volume={29 3}, pages={503-11} }