When language affects cognition and when it does not: an analysis of grammatical gender and classification.

@article{Sera2002WhenLA,
  title={When language affects cognition and when it does not: an analysis of grammatical gender and classification.},
  author={Maria D. Sera and Chryle Elieff and James Forbes and Melissa Clark Burch and Wanda Rodr{\'i}guez and Diane Poulin Dubois},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 3},
  pages={377-97}
}
The focus of this work was on the relation between grammatical gender and categorization. In one set of studies, monolingual English-, Spanish-, French-, and German-speaking children and adults assigned male and female voices to inanimate objects. Results from Spanish and French speakers indicated effects of grammatical gender on classification; results… CONTINUE READING