Sayaka Sato


Research Overview

My primary research interests relate to how bilinguals make use of grammatical and conceptual information during language comprehension processes, and how they impact the representation of incoming information. Currently, I am working with Professor Panos Athanasopoulos investigating the processes of non-selective language activation among bilinguals as a post doctoral fellow funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Altering male-dominant representations: a study on nominalized adjectives and participles in first and second language German
Sato, S., Gabriel, U., Gygax, P.M. 12/2016 In: Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 35, 6, p. 667-685. 19 p.
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Gauging the impact of gender grammaticization in different languages: application of a linguistic-visual paradigm
Sato, S., Gygax, P.M., Gabriel, U. 23/02/2016 In: Frontiers in Psychology. 140, 13 p.
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Gender inferences: grammatical features and their impact on the representation of gender in bilinguals
Sato, S., Gygax, P.M., Gabriel, U. 10/2013 In: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 16, 4, p. 792-807. 17 p.
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La représentation mentale du genre pendant la lecture: état actuel de la recherche francophone en psycholinguistique
Gygax, P.M., Sarrasin, O., Lévy, A., Sato, S., Gabriel, U. 07/2013 In: Journal of French Language Studies. 23, 2, p. 243-257. 15 p.
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“Kan en jente blir en mann?” Brannmann kanskje?: on the inference of gender in reading comprehension
Gabriel, U., Gygax, P.M., Lévy, A., Sarrasin, O., Sato, S. 2012 In: Psykologisk Tidsskrift. 15, 1, p. 8-13. 6 p.
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