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The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

At Registration, you will receive a name tag with your schedule on it.

The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
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Saturday, December 1 • 3:55pm - 4:15pm
What's in a Name? The Cross-Cultural Pragmatics of Forms of Address

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Do you know who named you?  Do you know why they gave you this name? Do you need to change your name as you progress through life? Do you have a nickname? Do you address different people with different titles? Do you know the difference between T and V forms? Do you use the same pronoun when you talk to different people? Naming systems differentiate from person to person, culture to culture. This project researches different people’s full names, nicknames and their origins in Chinese, English and Spanish. In our presentation, we will talk about naming, nicknames, pronounces, honorifics and specifiers.


Tao, Huijie

Languages & Cultures College

Li, Yuheng

Languages & Cultures College


Em Sharp

Junior Fellow, Arts College

Molly McGuire

Senior Fellow, Discovery College

Saturday December 1, 2018 3:55pm - 4:15pm EST
219 Coleman