Gender identification in Chinese names

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Gender identification in Chinese names. / van de Weijer, Jeroen; Ren, Guangyuan; van de Weijer, Joost; Wei, Weiyun; Wang, Yumeng.

In: Lingua, Vol. 234, 102759, 01.2020.

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van de Weijer, J, Ren, G, van de Weijer, J, Wei, W & Wang, Y 2020, 'Gender identification in Chinese names', Lingua, vol. 234, 102759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102759

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van de Weijer, J., Ren, G., van de Weijer, J., Wei, W., & Wang, Y. (2020). Gender identification in Chinese names. Lingua, 234, [102759]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102759

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van de Weijer, Jeroen ; Ren, Guangyuan ; van de Weijer, Joost ; Wei, Weiyun ; Wang, Yumeng. / Gender identification in Chinese names. In: Lingua. 2020 ; Vol. 234.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Gender identification in Chinese names

AU - van de Weijer, Jeroen

AU - Ren, Guangyuan

AU - van de Weijer, Joost

AU - Wei, Weiyun

AU - Wang, Yumeng

PY - 2020/1

Y1 - 2020/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

U2 - 10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102759

DO - 10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102759

M3 - Article

VL - 234

JO - Lingua

JF - Lingua

SN - 0024-3841

M1 - 102759

ER -