Predicting the gender of Welsh nouns

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Welsh 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCorpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory
StatePublished - 2015


  • Grammatical gender
  • Learning
  • Mutation
  • Welsh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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