Gender identification in Chinese names

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title = "Gender identification in Chinese names",
abstract = "In this paper we discuss a number of factors that bear on the question if a Chinese given name is more likely to refer to a female or a male. In some cases this can be determined (with some degree of confidence) – in others it cannot. We identify the relevant factors as 1) gender-identifying characters or radicals; 2) sound symbolism and 3) reduplication. We consider the relations between these factors, and test our predictions in a psycholinguistic experiment with native speakers, for both written and spoken Chinese.",
author = "{van de Weijer}, Jeroen and Guangyuan Ren and {van de Weijer}, Joost and Weiyun Wei and Yumeng Wang",
year = "2020",
month = jan,
doi = "10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102759",
language = "English",
volume = "234",
journal = "Lingua",
issn = "0024-3841",
publisher = "Elsevier",