Edwin D,. Lawson

Edwin D,. Lawson
State University of New York at Fredonia | SUNY Fredonia · Department of Psychology

A.B., AM., Ph.D.

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Introduction
Edwin D. Lawson is professor emeritus at the Department of Psychology, State University of New York at Fredonia. Lawson does research in Personality Psychology, Social Psychology. His current projects include updating the annotated bibliography that is on the web.Currently, there are over 2200 entries. It is at NEWBIB.com. He is also working with others in updating records of two WWII Bomb Groups -- the 497th and the 500th. These groups were part of the 73rd Bomb Wing and were stationed on Saipan in the Marianas from which they bombed Iwo Jima and Japan.
Additional affiliations
March 1981 - May 1981
Yarmouk University
Position
  • Fulbright Lecturer
Description
  • Taught Psychology as a Fulbright Lecturer.
September 1967 - present
State University of New York at Fredonia
Position
  • Professor Emeritus
Description
  • At Fredonia from 1967-1989. Retired and still active in research and publication. Major interests now include onomastics and veterans' records from WWII. Maintain several websites.
September 1967 - present
State University of New York Fredonia
Position
  • Professor Emeritue
Description
  • Taught personality, social psychology, psychology of the Bible, psychology of international relations. Conducted research on: Group Dynamics, Semantic Differential, Onomastics (names)., Moral Values
Education
September 1942 - November 1954

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TATAR FIRST NAMES FROM WEST SIBERIA Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil (State University of New York, Fredonia), and Zinaida S. Zavyalova (Tomsk Polytechnic University). There are about four and one-half million Tatars, descendants of the Turkic-Mongolian peoples of the Ural-Altaic region, in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, China, and Finland. This inve...
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The period of the past one hundred years has seen a great deal of turmoil and change in Russia and the countries that it controlled from the Czarist period until 1990. This investigation integrates findings from four investigations in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Azerbaijan to determine whether there were similar patterns of religious and patriot...
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The impact of the biblical Jacob/Israel and his sons (Reuben, Simon, Levi, Yehuda, Naftali, Dan, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulon, Joseph, and Benjamin) on names and naming has been very great for both Jews and non-Jews. This investigation evaluates some of the given names (first names) and family names (surnames) associated with Jacob and his sons in...
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Students from developing and other countries come to attend institutions of higher education in the United States and other countries such England, Germany, and Russia. They come to such for professions that their home countries lack or have limited resources for training. Estimate many more would attend if it were possible. Among the problems that...
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Osgood, May, and Miron made a major contribution with their work on cross-cultural universals of meaning. Questions arise whether bilinguals communicate with the same meaning in both languages, but studies in this area are limited. To answer some of these and other questions, the semantic differential was administered to bilingual (Arabic-English)...
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** (Video Pending) ** There are about four and one-half million Tatars, descendants of the Turkic-Mongolian peoples of the Ural-Altaic region, in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, China, and Finland. This investigation focused on first names used in the Tomsk area (about 950,000 population) at the entrance to Western Siberia. Tatars make up about 2% of the...
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Part I. Investigating attitudes toward residence hall living (staff, atmosphere, and rules and regulations), 40 Men and 40 women completed attitude scales. Three comparisons were made: on-campus versus off-campus students, Men versus Women, and Life Styles. Results show that On-Campus and Off-Campus students significantly differ in their perception...
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Original report produced by the CIA, 24 April 1968. Map. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil and Anuj Panda. Location: Between India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. Home of Mount Everest. Bounded by Bulgaria and Greece on the W, Georgia and Armenia on the N, Iran on the E, Iraq and Syria on the S. Speakers: Nepali is the offici...
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This is an edited version of a squadron stationed on the island of Saipan in 1945.
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This is a collection of the memorabilia of a WWII Squadron based on the Island of Saipan during 19944-1945. There are descriptions of individual crews, personal accounts, and photographs. The original scrapbook is housed at the B-29 Museum in Pratt, Kansas.
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This is a collection of the memorabilia of a WWII Squadron based on the Island of Saipan during 1944-1945. There are descriptions of individual crews, personal accounts, and photographs. The original scrapbook is housed at the B-29 Museum in Pratt, Kansas.
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Vietnamese personal names. Original report produced by the CIA, 15 September 1961. VII + 33. Maps. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil, and Lieu Tran. Location: East coast of the Indochinese Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Bounded by China on the N, Laos and Cambodia on the W. Speakers: Primary language of 23 million people in Vietnam and perh...
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The purpose of this investigation was to investigate the similarities and differences of naming patterns in the systems of 15 groups: These were: Biblical, Chinese, Dutch; French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Jewish, Maltese, Māori, Polish; Portuguese, United Kingdom, United States, and Zulu. Fifteen experts described the practices in these groups. Th...
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PERSONAL NAMES: A Bibliography. Compiled and Annotated by Elsdon C. Smith. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson. Over 3400 references on names with complete citations plus a brief comment. Covers all areas of names and naming from animals to Bible to nicknames to psychology.
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Russian personal names. Original report by the CIA, 30 December 1968. vii + 161p. Map. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil and Alexandre Beider. Location: Stretches from Eastern Europe across northern Asia to the Pacific. Bounded by Finland, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Norway, and Romania on the W, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, China, Mo...
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Swedish personal names, Original report by the CIA, 10 March 1967. v + 46p. Maps. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil and Eva Brylla. Location: On Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Bounded on the W by Norway, by Denmark on the S across Kattegat, Finland on the E. Speakers: Approx. 7.75 million in Sweden, .37 million in Finland, .3...
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Abstract Spanish personal names. Original report produced by the CIA, 11 February 1971. 55p. Maps. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil and Frank Nuessel. Location: Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. Bounded by Portugal on the W, France to the NE, Bay of Biscay to the N, Atlantic Ocean to the W, Mediterranean to the S and E. Emphasis...
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Swahili personal names. Original report produced by the CIA, 30 August 1962. 23p. Maps. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil and R. M. Anthony. Location: East Africa. Area roughly bounded by Somalia on the N, Cape Delgado, Mozambique in the S, west coast of Madagascar on the E, Zaire on the W. An appendix lists the main forms of Swahili and...
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Slovenian personal names. Original report produced by the CIA, 30 January 1961. v + 16p. Maps. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil and Damijan Jamšek Location: Slovenia, westernmost part of the former Yugoslavia in southeast Europe. Bounded by the Adriatic Sea and Italy on the W, by Austria on the N, by Hungary on the E, by Croatia on the E...
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Slovak personal names, 15 May 1964. 1-68p. Original report produced by the CIA on 15 May 1964. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil and Zuzana Tomková Johansen. Includes Maps. Location: Slovakia in the eastern part of the former Czechoslovakia is in East Central Europe. It is bounded by Germany and Poland on the N, the Czech Republic on the...
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ABSTRACT. Original report produced by the CIA in 1964. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson, Richard F. Sheil, Phil Stevens, and Rungpat Roengpitya. Includes maps. 63p. Location: Center of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. Bordered on the north by Burma and Laos, on the east by Laos and Cambodia, on the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and...
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ABSTRACT Original report produced by the CIA on January 30, 1962. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Besmir Fidahić. Includes maps. 43p. Location: Generally the area of what was Yugoslavia. Bounded by Italy on the W, Austria and Hungary on the N, Romania and Bulgaria on the E, Greece and Albania on the S. Speaker...
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Original report produced by the CIA on March 30, 1962. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Mariusz Rutkowski. Location: On the Baltic Sea in East Central Europe. Bounded by Germany on the W, Czechoslovakia on the S, Lithuania, Byelorus on the E. Speakers: About 30 million speakers in Poland. About 6 million speak...
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Original report produced by the CIA on May 1, 1969. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Vladimir Mesamed. Includes maps. 23p. Location: Centered in Uzbekistan, one of the Central Asian Republics. Bounded by Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan on the W, Kazakhstan on the N & E, Kyrgyzstan on the E, Tajikistan and Afghanis...
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Records of 225 men of the 500th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force, who died in service during World War II. They were based on Saipan in the Marianas, 1944-1945. Most were killed in actions involved with the enemy. Some were killed in action, others died of wounds, executions by the enemy, crashes, and some not related to enemy action. The...
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Original report produced by the CIA in 1968. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Dodo Laipdodo. Includes maps. 40p. Location: Bounded by Latvia on the N, Byelorus on the E & S, Russia & the Baltic Sea on the W. Speakers: First language of 2.8 million in Lithuania plus .4 million as a second language (most of thes...
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Location: Indochina Peninsula in SE Asia. Bounded by Myanmar and China on the N, Vietnam on the E, Cambodia on the S, Thailand on the W. Speakers: Approx. 3 million in Laos. Language: A monosyllabic and tonal Thai dialect. Along with the Tibeto-Burman and the Chinese languages, the Thai dialects are members of the Sino-Tibetan family. Carding: Wo...
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Original report produced by the CIA on November 5, 1965. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Jin Han. Includes maps. 45p. Location: North Korea is in northern East Asia and is bounded by China on the N, South Korea on the S. South Korea is bounded by North Korea on the N. Speakers: 23 million in North Korea, 44...
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During the Cold War, the United States Central Intelligence Agency prepared documents on onomastic aspects of personal names for over 30 languages. Languages range from those we have heard about such as German, Russian, and Chinese to those that are not familiar such as Gujarati, Hausa, and Telugu. The number of speakers of these languages ranges f...
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Original report produced by the CIA on November 5, 1965. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment evaluation by Roomy Naqvy. Includes map. 43p. Location: Northwest India in the State of Gujerat. Bounded by Pakistan and the Indian State of Rajasthan on the N, Madhya Pradesh state on the E, and Maharashtra State on the SE. Speakers:...
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Original report produced by the CIA on November 5, 1965. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment evaluation by Roomy Naqvy. Includes map. 43p. Location: Hausa is the language of northern Nigeria. Nigeria is located on the S coast of West Africa. Nigeria is bounded by Benin on the W, Niger on the N, Cameroon on the E. Speakers: Nort...
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Original report produced by the CIA on December 30, 1964. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Includes map. 77pp. Location: Countries of the South Asian subcontinent, India, Pakistan. Speakers: In India, Hindi is the official language. English is the associate official language. Hindi is used in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, D...
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Original report produced by the CIA on December 2, 1968. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Frank Nuessel. Includes maps. Location: Western Europe between Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Bounded by Spain on the W, Switzerland and Germany on the E, Luxembourg and Belgium on the N. Speakers: 60 million in Fr...
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Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Rosa and Volker Kohlheim. Includes maps. Location: Central Europe, Denmark on the N, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France on the W, Switzerland, Austria on the S, Czechoslovakia, Poland on the E. Speakers: Approx. 77 million speakers in Germany and Austria, 3 million speakers in Switzerland, and as...
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Greek personal names. Original report produced by the CIA on June 1, 1962. Extensively Revised and Anastasia Parianou and Edwin D. Lawson in 2007. Comment/Evaluation by Anastasia Parianou. Includes maps. 47p. Location: Southern end of the Balkan peninsula in southeast Europe. Speakers: Estimated 7.845 million speakers; Cyprus in the eastern Medite...
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Armenian personal names, 69p. Original report produced by the CIA on December 10, 1965. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Commented on by Shushanik Avagyan. Includes maps. Location: Western Asia. Bounded by Turkey on the W, Georgia on the N, Azerbaijan on the E & S. Language: Estimated 1.6 million speakers in the former Soviet Armeni...
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Bulgarian personal names, December 1964. v + 46p. Original report produced by the CIA on December 23, 1964. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Commented on by Jivka Tomova Foster. Includes maps. Location: Eastern Balkan Peninsula on the Black Sea. Bounded by Romania on the N, Yugoslavia on the W, Greece & Turkey on the S. Speakers: Of...
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Burmese personal names, Original report produced by the CIA on December 15, 1961. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Commented on by Than Than Win. Includes maps. Location: Between S and SE Asia on the Bay of Bengal. Bounded by Bangladesh and India on the W, China, Lao, and Thailand on the E. Speakers: Official language of Myanmar. Ap...
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Chinese personal names. Original report produced by the CIA on April 14, 1961. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Commented on by Li Zhonghua. Includes maps. Location: Most of East Asia. Bounded by Mongolia on the N, Russia on the NE & NW, Afghanistan and Pakistan on the W, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar. Laos, Vietnam on the S, Korea o...
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Original report produced by the CIA on May 15, 1964. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Commented on by Zuzana Tomková. Includes maps. Location: East Central Europe. Bounded by Germany on the W & N, Poland on the N & NE, Slovakia on the E, Austria on the S. Czech is spoken by Approx. 9 million people. For Slovak, See: Slovak personal...
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Finnish personal names. Original report produced by the CIA on November 27, 1963. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Johanna Virkula. Includes maps. Location: Finland. Northern Europe. Bounded by Norway on N, Sweden on W, Russia on the E. Speakers: Estimated 4 million in Finland and .5 million in Russia. Carding:...
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Estonian personal names, July 1965. Original report produced by the CIA on July 15, 1965 Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Annika Hussar and Anna Verschik, Includes maps. Location: NE Europe. Bounded on the NW by the Baltic, on the E by Russia, S by Latvia. Speakers: Approx. 1.35 million native speakers. Other...
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Original report produced by the CIA. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Commented on by Naim A. Sefein. Maps. Location: "13 countries have it as their official language: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, the Sudan, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. Arabic is also an important lan...
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Amharic personal names, January 1965. v + 53p. Original report produced by the CIA. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Commented on by Baruch Podolsky. Includes maps. Location: East Africa. Bounded by Sudan on the W, Kenya on the S, Somalia & Djibouti on the E. Speakers: Amharic as a first or second language is understood by about hal...
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To replicate and expand an earlier work by Dennis, 480 children from Grades 2-12 in two types of communities, rural and town, were inter¬viewed concerning recent critical incidents involving praise or punishment. Analysis of variance by sex, community, and school level indicated that the report systems of reward and punishment for different categor...
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Original report produced by the CIA on April 24, 1961. Edited by Edwin D. Lawson and Richard F. Sheil. Comment/Evaluation by Michael Nogrady. Includes maps. 27p. Location: Hungary is in Central Europe. It is bounded by Czechoslovakia on the N, Austria on the W, Yugoslavia on the S, Romania and Russia on the E. Speakers: 10 million in Hungary, 1.5...
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During the Cold War Period, the CIA developed a series of reports on the personal names of people in different countries. This is the one for Albanian. The text includes an introduction with a geographical note (including a map). Part I describes the Albanian Language, its Scope, spelling, and transliteration. Part II describes Albanian personal na...
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Records of 208 men of the 500th Bomb Group, 73rd Bomb Wing, 20th Air Force, who died in service during World War II. They were based on Saipan in the Marianas, 1944-1945. Most were killed in actions involved with the enemy. Some died of wounds, executions by the enemy, crashes, and some not related to enemy action. These records came from the follo...
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It is the first research on the names of Mountainous (Gorskij) Jewish Community which historically lives in the north-east part of Azerbaijan. The personal names of the Gorskij Jewish individuals from Red Village (the Jewish town nearby the town of Guba in Azerbaijan) and from Baku were analyzed in the present study. To determine what effects the p...
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This investigation focused on examining how political, economic, and cultural forces might affect a minority indigenous people speaking a different language (in this case, West Siberian Tatar in Tomsk, Siberia and the surrounding area). West Siberian Tatar is a non-written language. The investigation focused on naming patterns. The hypothesis teste...
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. To find out what effects the political, religious, social, and economic climate had on naming children, 100 Azeri families over three generations (785 individuals) were interviewed to identify the patterns of giving first names. Most were Muslim Azeris from Baku. The data were analyzed by time periods and their relationship to the origin, meaning...
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Information in English on Russian given names is limited. A single source with Russian names showing their pronunciation, meaning, and frequency is lacking. This report attempts to overcome that deficiency. From data gathered in a previous investigation on 1421 individuals in Moscow and St. Petersburg in the period 1874-1990, we collected approxima...
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. To find out what effects the political, religious, social, and economic climate had on naming children, 100 Azeri families over three generations (785 individuals) were interviewed to identify the patterns of giving first names. Most were Muslim Azeris from Baku. The data were analyzed by time periods and their relationship to the origin, meaning...
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To describe onomastic research on personal names in Canada and the United States from 1990 on, we searched the relevant literature to locate and annotate more than 160 items and give brief annotations. Among the major sources of entries are: Names, Onomastica Canadiana, and Onoma. There are 22 categories including: dictionaries of names, bibliograp...
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Has over 600 annotated tems in 91 categories not included in the previous 1997 bibliography. Has author and subject indexes.
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Obituary for Donald M. Lance. Lists his publications.
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Traditional Chinese names are composed of three parts: the family name, a generation name, and a given name. The male generation name marks the position of the bearer in the sequence of generations within a clan. Until the middle of the 20th century, most Chinese men used their generation names regularly. Since then the use of generation natnes has...
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Chinese names have historically been composed of three elements, the family name, the generation name, and the given name. The male generation name marks the position of the bearer in the series of generations after the founder. Prior to Mao, most men used their generation names. A few had what can be termed latent generation names. A latent genera...
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To find out what effects the political, religious, social, and economic climate had on naming children, 100 families from Moscow and 99 families from St. Petersburg, were interviewed to identify patterns over three generations. The data were analyzed in terms of time periods, religious background, and the name’s language origin, meaning, and signif...
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Part i is a selective bibliography with descriptions of over thirty international web sites relating to toponyms, anthroponyms and miscellaneous name sites for use in conducting onomastic research. Part 2 has an additional 40 sites.
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Interest in Jewish names prompted the compilation of an annotated bibliography of 314 items in 1997. As a result of a favorable reception, a second larger bibliography of 534 items was completed in 2001. To examine the question of whether the second bibliography was larger because of increased research or that just better retrieval methods were emp...
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Curious about how other Alan Berliners perceive themselves and their identity, he convened a dinner at his own expense for people from other parts of the world in New York City. Provides a wealth of onomastic information.
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To find out what effects the political, religious, social, and economic climate had on naming children, 91 families (involving 654 individuals) were interviewed to identify the patterns of giving first names over three generations. The sample of families includes people from different occupational backgrounds and from different parts of Lithuania....
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This investigation described the naming patterns of a group of immigrant Jews from Georgia. They are similar to comparable groups from European Russia and from the Central Asian republics, but are also distinctive. Their socioeconomic status is lower than the Russians and about the same as those from Central Asia. There are fewer professionals and...
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To provide a comprehensive view of the onomastics journals which are published in many countries, entries from thirty two publications were completed. These journals demonstrate the wide range and depth of interest in onomastics. The entries list vital bits of information on each journal. This includes: language(s) of publication, editorial focus,...
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Contains over 300 annotated items in 47 categories. Author and subject indexes.
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Description of their own and others' research on the similarities and differences between proper names and personal names. They cite 300 investigations and offer 25 figures for the different approaches.
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There is a Canadian identity and more onomastic research needs to be done on ethnic groups in Canada such as the Mennonites and Amish in the West, the Portuguese in Toronto, the Chinese, the Indians (East and North American), and the Jews.
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Rogers (Manchester Metropolitan Univ., UK),author of the Family Tree Detective, 1989); focused his attention on the technique of tracing the meaning, pattern of spread, and modern distribution of surnames in the UK since 1086. Most of the attention is directed at England. Rogers explains how to go about researching a surname, giving hints on what t...
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During the Cold War, the United States Central Intelligence Agency prepared documents on onomastic aspects of personal names for over 30 languages. Languages range from those we have heard about such as German, Russian, and Chinese to those that are not familiar such as Gujerati, Hausa, and Telegu. The number of speakers of these languages ranges f...
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Contains almost 2200 annotated bibliographic entries on all phases of personal naming not included in the 1987 bibliography.
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To identify patterns of first names over three generations, two samples of 100 Jewish families from the former Soviet Union were interviewed. The first sample came mainly from Ukraine and European Russia; the second from Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan. Both samples show that the traditional pattern of naming a child after a deceased relative remains s...
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To identify patterns of first names over three generations, two samples of 100 Jewish families representing over 1,400 individuals from the former Soviet Union were interviewed. Sample 1 came mainly from Ukraine and European Russia; Sample 2 came from Uzbekistan and Tadzhikistan. Individuals in the samples were born between 1886 and 1992. Both samp...
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To identify the patterns of first names over three generations, 100 Jewish families that had recently arrived in Israel from Central Asian Republics of the former Soviet Union were interviewed. The results obtained on 753 individuals named between 1886 and 1992 show that the traditional pattern of naming a child after a deceased relative is still q...
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Abstract: In order to discern characteristic patterns and trends among Israel’s surnames, the most common 200 hundred surnames found in government records of both Arabs and Jews were examined. Analysis indicates that these 200 names are borne by 23% of the total number of persons recorded by the Population Ministry. Part I has demonstrated the majo...

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