[Ads-l] Combining two people's names: Javanka

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sun Jun 4 17:53:31 EDT 2017

> On Jun 4, 2017, at 2:26 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Here’s a study that confirms that men’s names generally occur before women’s names:
> "Men, not ladies, first: We're still sexist in writing” on ScienceDaily cites a study by Peter Hegarty in the _British Journal of Psychological Society_ in saying that male-first instances account for 79 percent of samples examined.
> https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100311092431.htm <https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100311092431.htm>

there's a fair amount pf literature on the subject. this blog posting of mine --


summarizes an experimental studying confirming a massive bias for male numes first, the result of three separate biases: a phonological bias, a gender bias, and a frequency bias.


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