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Table 1 Examples of sentences as a function of associativeness and stimulus type.

From: The role of left and right hemispheres in the comprehension of idiomatic language: an electrical neuroimaging study

SENTENCE IDIOMATIC KEY TARGET WORD
IDIOMATIC   
   ASSOCIATED
La morte di quel buon uomo mi spezzò il cuore tristezza
The death of that good man broke my heart dolefulness
   NOT-ASSOCIATED
Si è svegliato col piede sbagliato indagine
He got up on the wrong side of the bed enquiry
LITERAL   
   ASSOCIATED
Per risolvere il problema mi rivolsi a degli esperti consulenza
To solve the problem I turned to some experts advice
   NOT- ASSOCIATED
Non trovo più il mio pennarello giallo successo
I cannot find my yellow felt-tip pen success
  1. The whole set of stimuli consisted of 360 sentences.