Joel Wallenberg

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We describe the background for and building of IcePaHC, a one million word parsed historical corpus of Icelandic which has just been finished. This corpus which is completely free and open contains fragments of 60 texts ranging from the late 12 th century to the present. We describe the text selection and text collecting process and discuss the quality of(More)
We describe the background for and building of IcePaHC, a one million word parsed historical corpus of Icelandic which has just been finished. This corpus which is completely free and open contains fragments of 60 texts ranging from the late 12 th century to the present. We describe the text selection and text collecting process and discuss the quality of(More)
The Reflexive Passive in Icelandic is reminiscent of the so-called New Passive (or New Impersonal) in that the oblique case of a passivized object NP is preserved. As is shown by recent surveys, however, speakers who accept the Reflexive Passive do not necessarily accept the New Passive, whereas conversely, speakers who accept the New Passive do also accept(More)
This paper investigates the relationship between organizational effects of pre-natal testosterone and the use of "tomboy" as a descriptor for young women. We show in a sample of 44 women that a woman's right hand 2D:4D ratio is a significant predictor of whether they will be labeled as a "tomboy", with a decrease in 2D:4D ratio corresponding to an increase(More)
This paper presents ongoing work that aims to improve machine parsing of Faroese using a combination of Faroese and Icelandic training data. We show that even if we only have a relatively small parsed corpus of one language, namely 53,000 words of Faroese, we can obtain better results by adding information about phrase structure from a closely related(More)
Introduction • Linguistic sex/gender effects: it is well known that speaker-sex has a stochastic effect on the frequency with which linguistic variants are used. Reasons unknown. • Hormonal Organising Effects: the action of sex steroids, during the critical period for sexual differentiation (in utero, esp. weeks 8-24 for humans), affecting primary/secondary(More)
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