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ERIC Number: ED023338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Spanish Personal Names as Barriers to Communication Between Latin Americans and North Americans.
Gorden, Raymond L.
The materials presented here describe the Latin American naming system, explain how it differs from the North American system, and indicate how contrasting features of the two systems can be a barrier to communication between the two peoples. Major concepts considered are (1) the American full name versus the "nombre completo," (2) the "nombre completo" in the kinship system, and (3) the alphabetization of Spanish personal names. Extensive appendixes (comprising about two thirds of the document) cover (1) the origin, English equivalents, and meanings of the most popular names in Latin America, (2) the most frequently used masculine and feminine names, (3) the most popular surnames in major Latin American cities, (4) a methodological note, and (5) a self test on Spanish personal names. This volume comprises Unit 2 of the instructional materials derived from the study, "Contrastive Analysis of Cultural Differences Which Inhibit Communications Between Americans and Colombians," available as FL 001 088. For a companion document, see FL 001 090. (DS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Antioch Coll., Yellow Springs, OH.
Identifiers: Colombia; Peace Corps