Vol. 39 No. 1 (1991)
Research Article

The Influence of English on Female Names in Brazil

Published 1991-03-01



First names given to Brazilian females between 1967 and 1987 show considerable influence of English. A descriptive analysis classifies the names and compares orthographic and phonological versions with names in English-speaking countries as well as those within the sample. Although English has had little effect on the Portuguese language, results demonstrate that its influence on the naming system is significant.


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