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ID: 127615.0, MPI für Psycholinguistik / Utterance Encoding
The influence of semantic and phonological factors on syntactic decisions: An event-related brain potential study
Authors:Schiller, Niels O.; Münte, Thomas F.; Horemans, Iemke; Jansma, Bernadette M.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003
Title of Journal:Psychophysiology
Volume:40
Issue / Number:6
Start Page:869
End Page:877
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:During language production and comprehension, information about a word's syntactic properties is sometimes needed. While the decision about the grammatical gender of a word requires access to syntactic knowledge, it has also been hypothesized that semantic (i.e., biological gender) or phonological information (i.e., sound regularities) may influence this decision. Event-related potentials (ERPs) were measured while native speakers of German processed written words that were or were not semantically and/or phonologically marked for gender. Behavioral and ERP results showed that participants were faster in making a gender decision when words were semantically and/or phonologically gender marked than when this was not the case, although the phonological effects were less clear. In conclusion, our data provide evidence that even though participants performed a grammatical gender decision, this task can be influenced by semantic and phonological factors.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Ardi Roelof
Affiliations:MPI für Psycholinguistik
Identifiers:DOI:10.1111/1469-8986.00105
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