Naming and transplanted traditions: change and continuity in Glasgow's Pakistani Muslim community

Bramwell, E.S. (2011) Naming and transplanted traditions: change and continuity in Glasgow's Pakistani Muslim community. Onoma, 46, pp. 29-51. (doi:10.2143/ONO.46.0.2975528)

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Abstract

If the premise is assumed that naming practices are dependent on the society and culture in which they occur, an intriguing question arises: what happens to these naming practices when they are transplanted into another society with its own naming traditions? Are the distinct naming practices lost as their users assimilate into another culture? Do they continue intact? Or do they evolve in conjunction with the new situation? This article investigates these questions directly through an analysis of naming practices within the Pakistani Muslim community in Glasgow. Specifically, it considers all aspects of naming in this community and relates them to how and whether name usage has changed as a result of migration.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bramwell, Dr Ellen
Authors: Bramwell, E.S.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Onoma
Publisher:Peeters
ISSN:0078-463X
ISSN (Online):1783-1644

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