Sayaka Sato


Senior Researcher
Department of Psychology

RM 01 bu. C-4.103
Rue P.A. de Faucigny 2
1700 Fribourg
RM 01, C-4.103

Research and publications

  • Publications

    Monaco, E., Mouthon, M., Britz, J., Sato, S., Stefanos-Yakoub, I., Annoni, J. M., & Jost, L. B. (2023). Embodiment of action-related language in the native and a late foreign language–An fMRI-study. Brain and Language244, 105312.


    Sato, S. & Vanek, N. (2023). Contrasting Online and offline measures: Examples from experimental research on linguistic relativity. In S. Zuffrey & P. Gygax (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Experimental Linguistics (pp. 217-234). Routledge.


    Jäggi, T., Sato, S., & Gygax, P.M. (2023). Skin cancer risk assessment and the grammaticalization of the future: The role of epistemic modality when temporally framing health information. Language and Health.


    Sauteur, T., Gygax, P., Tibblin, J., Escasain, L., & Sato, S. (2023). « L’écriture inclusive, je ne connais pas très bien… mais je déteste ! Liens entre connaissances linguistique et historique, orientation politique et attitudes envers l’écriture inclusive. ["Inclusive language, I don't know much about it...but I hate it!" The relationship between linguistic and historical knowledge, political orientation and attitudes towards inclusive language] GLAD ! Revue sur le langage, le genre, les sexuailtés. 14.


    Jäggi, T., Sato, S., Gillioz, C., & Gygax, P.M. (2022). Is the future near or far depending on verb tense markers used? An experimental investigation into the effects of the grammaticalization of the future. PLoS ONE 17(1): e0262778.


    Gygax, P. M., Sato, S., Öttl, A., & Gabriel, U. (2021). The masculine form in grammatically gendered languages and its multiple interpretations: A challenge for our cognitive system. Language Sciences83, doi : 10.1016/j.langsci.2020.101328


    Sato, S., Gygax, P. M., Randall, J., & Schmid Maast, M. (2021). The leaky pipeline in research grant peer review and funding decisions: Challenges and future directions. Higher Education. 1-18. doi : 10.1007/s10734-020-00626-y


    Sato, S., Casaponsa, A., & Athanasopoulos, P. (2020). Flexing gender perception: Brain potentials reveal the cognitive permeability of grammatical information. Cognitive Science. 44(9). doi : 10.1111/cogs.12884.


    Jäggi, T., Sato, S., Gillioz, C., & Gygax, P.M. (2020). An interdisciplinary approach to understanding the psychological impact of different grammaticalizations of the future. Journal of Cognition3(1), 10. doi : 10.5334/joc.100.


    Molin, A., Simond, A., Sato, S., Jäggi, T., Gygax, P. M., & Meuwly, N. (2020). Linking political and feminist ideology with openness towards non-binary gender: The development and initial validation of a scale to measure subjective Openness towards Non-Binary Gender (ONBG). Journal of Gender Studies. doi : 10.1080/09589236.2020.1844644


    Sato, S., & Athanasopoulos, P. (2018). Grammatical gender affects gender perception: Evidence for the structural-feedback hypothesis. Cognition176, 220-231.


    Sato, S., Öttl, A., Gabriel, U., & Gygax, P. M. (2017). Assessing the impact of gender grammaticization on thought: A psychological and psycholinguistic perspective. OBST 90: Sprache und Geschlecht. Band 1: Sprachpolitiken und Grammatik.


    Sato, S., Gygax, P. M., & Gabriel, U. (2016). Gauging the impact of gender grammaticization in different languages: Application of a linguistic visual paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:140. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00140


    Sato, S., Gabriel, U., & Gygax, P. M. (2016). Altering male-dominant representations: A study on nominalized adjectives and participles in first and second language German. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. doi: 10.1177/0261927X15625442


    Gygax, P., Sarrasin, O., Lévy, A., Sato, S., & Gabriel, U. (2013). La représentation mentale du genre pendant la lecture : état actuel de la recherche francophone en psycholinguistique. Journal of French Language Studies, 23(02), 243–257.


    Sato, S., Gygax, P. M., & Gabriel, U. (2013). Gender inferences: Grammatical features and their impact on the representation of gender in bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 16, 792–807.