December 11th, 2014


Gender & Names - looking for help with research project

Hey linguaphiles!

I'm in need of some help with a research project. I'm a postdoc at the University of Potsdam (the one in Germany, though google keeps suggesting I work ta SUNY Potsdam... odd) and I'm doing research on syntactic processing, more specifically pronoun resolution.
I need some ratings for a few names I use in an experiment and I'd love your help with this. :)

Are you either
- an English native speaker with or without knowledge of German OR
- a German native speaker?

If so, I'd be grateful if you could rate a few first names on whether they seem male or female (or both) to you.

The survey should not take more than 5 minutes.

Thanks a lot in advance!

(crossposted at denglish)