AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Linguist
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PublisherDE GRUYTER MOUTON
CitationPredicting the gender of Welsh nouns 2016, 12 (2) Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
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AbstractWelsh grammatical gender exhibits several unusual properties. This paper argues that these properties are necessarily connected. The argument is based on a series of corpus investigations using techniques from statistical natural language processing, specifically distinguishing properties that exhibit significant statistical patterns from those which can be used to make useable predictions. Specifically, it’s shown that the grammatical properties of Welsh gender are such that its unusual statistical properties follow.
Note12 month embargo. First published online 17 October 2015.
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