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COM 287: Persuasive Speaking: Name Speech
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
This guide is designed to help you with library research associated with the speeches that you will give in this course.
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Dictionary of American Family NamesFrom the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America. The result of 10 years of research and 30 consulting editors, this massive undertaking documents 70,000 surnames of Americans across the country.
Call Number: Reference CS2485 .D53 2003
A Dictionary of First NamesFrom Alice to Zanna and Adam to Zola this book will answer all your questions: it will tell you the age, origin, and meaning of the name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity, and who the famous fictional or historical bearers for the name have been.
Call Number: Online - Full Text Available
A Dictionary of SurnamesAnybody who has ever wondered about the origin of a family name will find the answer in this new dictionary, which explains the origin and meaning of all the common surnames in the English-speaking world, together with many other rarer English names and foreign names.
The guide works as an excellent road map for your assignment and we highly encourage you to read through it before you begin your research. Once you have done so, you can begin using the books and web resources listed on this page to discover more information about your name.
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