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Query:   Results of Survey on Proper Name Substitutions
Author:  Zenzi Griffin
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Psycholinguistics

Summary:   DEAR LINGUISTS,

IN AUGUST 2007, I POSTED A REQUEST ON LL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN A SURVEY
(HTTP://LINGUISTLIST.ORG/ISSUES/18/18-2303.HTML) TO EXAMINE THE FACTORS
THAT CONTRIBUTE TO BEING CALLED BY THE WRONG NAME. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO
RESPONDED AND YOUR PATIENCE IN AWAITING THE RESULTS. I REPORTED RESULTS IN
A CONFERENCE PRESENTATION AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN NAME
SOCIETY IN JANUARY 2009 AND CLEVELAND EVANS IN THE OMAHA WORLD HERALD
DISCUSSES THESE IN A RECENT COLUMN:

HTTP://WWW.OMAHA.COM/INDEX.PHP?U_PAGE=1219&U_SID=10548215

THE RESULTS ALSO APPEARED IN A POSTER PRESENTED LAST JULY:
GRIFFIN, Z. M., & WANGERMAN, T. (2008, JULY). 'LISA, PATTY, SELMA, SNOWBALL
... MAGGIE!' NAMES THAT PARENTS CALL THEIR CHILDREN BY MISTAKE. POSTER
PRESENTED AT THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE PRODUCTION,
ANNAPOLIS, MD.

POSTED AT:
HTTP://HOMEPAGE.PSY.UTEXAS.EDU/HOMEPAGE/FACULTY/GRIFFIN/PUBLICATIONS_FILES/GRIFFIN_WANGERMAN2008.GIF

THE INITIAL FINDINGS HAVE RAISED MANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND I PLAN ON
CONDUCTING A FOLLOW UP SURVEY. I’LL POST A NOTICE HERE AGAIN WHEN I DO.

THANKS AGAIN,
ZENZI GRIFFIN

LL Issue: 20.347
Date Posted: 03-Feb-2009
Original Query: Read original query