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Title:A Community Based Study of Married Women's Naming Practices: Norms and Traditions, Individual Identity, and Meaning
Author(s):Suter, Elizabeth Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Press, Andrea L.
Department / Program:Speech Communication
Discipline:Speech Communication
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:My research provided two main findings. First, while all participants in the study changed their names in form, there was resistance to the predetermined meaning of the practice of patronymy across all categories of analysis---norms and traditions; individual identity; and meaning. The second main finding presented an organic model of the interrelationships among linguistic practice; meaning; and individual identity. As opposed to a monolithic model that assumes a one-to-one correlation between patronymy and a singular meaning representing a monolithic group of women, an organic model acknowledges that the meanings proscribed to this practice vary, which in turn affords a multiplicity of identities women can inhabit.
Issue Date:2001
Description:212 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3017225
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2001

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