Fluent Speakers of a Second Language Process Graspable Nouns Expressed in L2 Like in Their Native Language.
|Title:||Fluent Speakers of a Second Language Process Graspable Nouns Expressed in L2 Like in Their Native Language.|
|Authors:||Buccino G; Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, Università Magna GraeciaCatanzaro, Italy.
Marino BF; Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università degli Studi di Milano-BicoccaMilan, Italy.
Bulgarelli C; Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali, Università degli Studi di ParmaParma, Italy.
Mezzadri M; Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali, Università degli Studi di ParmaParma, Italy.
|Source:||Frontiers In Psychology [Front Psychol] 2017 Aug 03; Vol. 8, pp. 1306. Date of Electronic Publication: 20170803 (Print Publication: 2017).|
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal Info:||PubMed not MEDLINE|
|Imprint Name(s):||: Pully, Switzerland : Frontiers Research Foundation|
|Abstract:||According to embodied cognition, language processing relies on the same neural structures involved when individuals experience the content of language material. If so, processing nouns expressing a motor content presented in a second language should modulate the motor system as if presented in the mother tongue. We tested this hypothesis using a go-no go paradigm. Stimuli included English nouns and pictures depicting either graspable or non-graspable objects. Pseudo-words and scrambled images served as controls. Italian participants, fluent speakers of English as a second language, had to respond when the stimulus was sensitive and refrain from responding when it was not. As foreseen by embodiment, motor responses were selectively modulated by graspable items (images or nouns) as in a previous experiment where nouns in the same category were presented in the native language.|
|Contributed Indexing:||embodied cognition; nouns; objects; second language; semantics|
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