Gender identification in Chinese names

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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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Shenzhen University
  • Shanghai International Studies University
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik
Originalspråkengelska
TidskriftLingua
StatusAccepted/In press - 2019 sep 29
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa