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Gender identification in Chinese names

van de Weijer, Jeroen ; Ren, Guangyuan ; van de Weijer, Joost LU ; Wei, Weiyun and Wang, Yumeng (2020) In Lingua 234.
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.
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10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102759
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  author       = {van de Weijer, Jeroen and Ren, Guangyuan and van de Weijer, Joost and Wei, Weiyun and Wang, Yumeng},
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  series       = {Lingua},
  title        = {Gender identification in Chinese names},
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  doi          = {10.1016/j.lingua.2019.102759},
  volume       = {234},
  year         = {2020},
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