ERIC Number: ED413760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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En Un Nombre, Que Hay? An Introduction to Spanish Personal Names.
Cellini, Donald E.
The learning activities contained in this booklet are designed to help students of Spanish learn to use Spanish personal names approximately in a variety of situations. The first section outlines common titles of address for men and women, lists popular feminine and masculine first names, discusses compound names, lists common Spanish family names, and discusses their order in the formal name or address. The second section presents additional commonly-used titles related to occupation and discusses their use. Section three gives more information about the order of names and its variation within families based on kinship. Several cases are presented in which different combinations of names occur within a family. A Spanish language credit card application illustrates practical issues in name use. This section also contains a review of all the material presented. Each section includes simple exercises, with answer keys, for reinforcement. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, English, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Kinship, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Onomastics, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Sex Differences, Sociocultural Patterns, Spanish
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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IES Cited: ED500783