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What's in a Name   A Photostory Project on  Ethnic Names for EFL students  Aiden Yeh Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages ...
What’s it all about? <ul><li>demonstrates a task-based photostory project aimed at helping EFL students reflect on the mea...
Why does a person’s name matter? <ul><li>How important is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
A person’s name is important because… <ul><li>It represents your  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Naming is closely tied with  power --whoever is in power gets to name things and people. </li></ul>
<ul><li>taking a husband's name and dropping yours is closely tied to entering into his family history and losing yours.  ...
How about you? <ul><li>Female: Would you give up your name and take your husband-to-be’s name? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Male...
Is your name prone to…  <ul><li>Misspelling </li></ul><ul><li>Mispronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion </li></ul>
Who’s Hu? <ul><li>Before we watch this short video clip, let’s see how much you know who’s who in world politics? </li></ul>
Hu, Jintao (President of China) George Bush (President of the U.S.) Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State, U.S. Koffi Annan,...
Who’s Hu?
Let’s do a quick  survey <ul><li>Who gave you your ethnic name? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what your ethnic name stands...
The  truth  of the matter is… <ul><li>For many EFL students, choosing an English name could be difficult.  </li></ul><ul><...
Tiger?
<ul><li>EFL students sometimes do not realize the  importance  of one’s name and what it means to a person with individual...
Onomastics <ul><li>the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper name, and naming practices. </li>...
Greek Origins  <ul><li>The word is derived from the Greek word ὄνομα (onoma), meaning name.  </li></ul><ul><li>Toponymy or...
Name  Order <ul><li>Most of Western culture uses the name order indicated by the common synonymous phrases &quot;first nam...
Structure  of Names Henning, J. 2005. http://www.langmaker.com/ml0103a.htm
Structure of  Names Henning, J. 2005, http://www.langmaker.com/ml0103a.htm
History  of Surnames <ul><li>In Europe, surnames began to be used in the 12th century, but it took several centuries befor...
History of  Surnames <ul><li>To uniquely identify them, people began referring to different Williams as  William the son o...
Four  Categories <ul><li>Surnames derived from  First Names  include  Johnson ,  Williams , and  Thompson . Most often the...
In the Name of the  Father Robertson Jefferyson/ Jefferson Henning, J. 2005. http://www.langmaker.com/ml0103a.htm
Fitz <ul><li>Fitz-  (as in  Fitzgerald ) is Old French for &quot;son of&quot;, though it was typically used to mean &quot;...
Your Turn <ul><li>Share with us the etymology (meaning and/or history) of your name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnic name </li...
Campbell, M. 2006.  http://surnames.behindthename.com/
 
 
Get a Chinese Name , http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html
Sydney Gonzales Sydney Villegas
Photostory  Project <ul><li>Each photostory is about 3-5 minutes long. The film contains a student's interpretation of his...
Learner Support <ul><li>Online links on using different media tools i.e. Powerpoint, MovieMaker posted on the class blog <...
 
<ul><li>Links: </li></ul><ul><li>http://lc2006.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://lc2006.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>h...
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    1. 1. What's in a Name A Photostory Project on Ethnic Names for EFL students Aiden Yeh Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages Workshop Presented at the World Englishes II Seminar RELC, Singapore February 2007
    2. 2. What’s it all about? <ul><li>demonstrates a task-based photostory project aimed at helping EFL students reflect on the meanings of their ethnic/English names and the culturally-imposed roles associated with them. </li></ul><ul><li>and student-produced photostory will be presented. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why does a person’s name matter? <ul><li>How important is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul>
    4. 4. A person’s name is important because… <ul><li>It represents your </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is easier to trace family history </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Naming is closely tied with power --whoever is in power gets to name things and people. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>taking a husband's name and dropping yours is closely tied to entering into his family history and losing yours. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many Taiwanese married women choose to keep their maiden name </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. How about you? <ul><li>Female: Would you give up your name and take your husband-to-be’s name? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Male: Would you like your future wife to carry your name? Why? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Is your name prone to… <ul><li>Misspelling </li></ul><ul><li>Mispronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Confusion </li></ul>
    9. 9. Who’s Hu? <ul><li>Before we watch this short video clip, let’s see how much you know who’s who in world politics? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Hu, Jintao (President of China) George Bush (President of the U.S.) Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State, U.S. Koffi Annan, United Nations Secretary General Yasser Arafat, former President of the Palestinian National Authority (1929-2004)
    11. 11. Who’s Hu?
    12. 12. Let’s do a quick survey <ul><li>Who gave you your ethnic name? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what your ethnic name stands for? </li></ul><ul><li>Aside from your ethnic (Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, etc.) names, how many of you carry/have English names? </li></ul><ul><li>Who gave you your English name? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what your English name means? </li></ul>
    13. 13. The truth of the matter is… <ul><li>For many EFL students, choosing an English name could be difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>It is sometimes left for teachers to decide. </li></ul><ul><li>English names are given based on factors such as: the sound of students’ ethnic names, spelling, and character, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>students choose their own English names based on personal whims, so names like Rabbit, Fish, Eeyore, Bunny, etc. have become common, especially for young adults. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Tiger?
    15. 15. <ul><li>EFL students sometimes do not realize the importance of one’s name and what it means to a person with individual characteristics . </li></ul>
    16. 16. Onomastics <ul><li>the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper name, and naming practices. </li></ul>Crystal, D. 1999. A Dictionary of Language. 2nd Ed. P. 241 Chicago University Press
    17. 17. Greek Origins <ul><li>The word is derived from the Greek word ὄνομα (onoma), meaning name. </li></ul><ul><li>Toponymy or toponomastics, the study of place names, is one of the principal branches of onomastics. </li></ul><ul><li>Anthroponomastics is the study of personal names. </li></ul>Crystal, D. 2003. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language 2nd Edition, p141
    18. 18. Name Order <ul><li>Most of Western culture uses the name order indicated by the common synonymous phrases &quot;first name&quot; for personal name and &quot;last name&quot; or &quot;surname&quot; for family name. However, this is inconsistent with traditional East Asian and Hungarian usages, which place the family name before the personal name. </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onomastics
    19. 19. Structure of Names Henning, J. 2005. http://www.langmaker.com/ml0103a.htm
    20. 20. Structure of Names Henning, J. 2005, http://www.langmaker.com/ml0103a.htm
    21. 21. History of Surnames <ul><li>In Europe, surnames began to be used in the 12th century, but it took several centuries before the majority of Europeans had one. The primary purpose of the surname was to further distinguish people from one another. In the 13th century about a third of the male population was named William , Richard or John . </li></ul>Campbell, M. 2006. http://surnames.behindthename.com/intro.php
    22. 22. History of Surnames <ul><li>To uniquely identify them, people began referring to different Williams as William the son of Andrew (leading to Anderson ), William the cook (leading to Cook ), William from the river (leading to Rivers ), William the brown-haired (leading to Brown ), and so on. Eventually these surnames became inherited, being passed from parents to children. </li></ul>Campbell, M. 2006. http://surnames.behindthename.com/intro.php
    23. 23. Four Categories <ul><li>Surnames derived from First Names include Johnson , Williams , and Thompson . Most often they are patronymic, referring to a male ancestor, but occasionally they are matronymic. </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational surnames refer to the occupation of the bearer. Examples include Smith , Clark , and Wright . </li></ul><ul><li>Locational or Topographic surnames are derived from the place that the bearer lived. Examples include Hill , Woods , and Ford . </li></ul><ul><li>Surnames derived from Nicknames include White , Young , and Long . </li></ul>
    24. 24. In the Name of the Father Robertson Jefferyson/ Jefferson Henning, J. 2005. http://www.langmaker.com/ml0103a.htm
    25. 25. Fitz <ul><li>Fitz- (as in Fitzgerald ) is Old French for &quot;son of&quot;, though it was typically used to mean &quot;illegitimate son of&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;son of a Fitz“ (?) </li></ul>Henning, J. 2005, http://www.langmaker.com/ml0103a.htm
    26. 26. Your Turn <ul><li>Share with us the etymology (meaning and/or history) of your name </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnic name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English name </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Campbell, M. 2006. http://surnames.behindthename.com/
    28. 30. Get a Chinese Name , http://www.mandarintools.com/chinesename.html
    29. 31. Sydney Gonzales Sydney Villegas
    30. 32. Photostory Project <ul><li>Each photostory is about 3-5 minutes long. The film contains a student's interpretation of his/her Chinese/English name, what it means (literally) and what it means to him/her and how it has affected his/her personality, character and well-being. </li></ul>
    31. 33. Learner Support <ul><li>Online links on using different media tools i.e. Powerpoint, MovieMaker posted on the class blog </li></ul>http://lc2006.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html
    32. 35. <ul><li>Links: </li></ul><ul><li>http://lc2006.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://lc2006.pbwiki.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://yehlanguageandculture.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
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