en
Conference presentation
Open access
English

Attraction and Similarity-Based Interference in Object Gender Agreement

Presented atCUNY (Conference on Human Sentence Processing), Gainesville (Floride), 3-5 March 2016
Publication date2016
Abstract

Two key processes in sentence processing are syntactic movement and the computation of agreement. We report two studies exploring the consequences of gender mismatch in the comprehension and production of French object relatives, requiring both the computation of movement and agreement. We show that gender mismatch enhances comprehension while penalizing production. We argue that comprehension and production are sensitive to different kinds of intervention: while comprehension is sensitive to similarity-based interferences, which are reduced by feature mismatch, production is sensitive to attraction effects, which arise in configurations of feature mismatch.

Keywords
  • Agreement
  • Gender
  • Similarity-based interference
  • Attraction
  • Comprehension
  • Production
Research group
Citation (ISO format)
VILLATA, Sandra, FRANCK, Julie. Attraction and Similarity-Based Interference in Object Gender Agreement. In: CUNY (Conference on Human Sentence Processing). Gainesville (Floride). 2016.
Main files (1)
Presentation
accessLevelPublic
Identifiers
  • PID : unige:84061
528views
218downloads

Technical informations

Creation04/25/2016 11:56:00 AM
First validation04/25/2016 11:56:00 AM
Update time03/15/2023 12:23:58 AM
Status update03/15/2023 12:23:57 AM
Last indexation01/16/2024 8:54:52 PM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack