Electronic Name Address as Individual Identity
International Journal of Linguistics, Vol 3, No 1 (2011)
Leila Sadeghi Esfehani
The essence of real name, the relationship between email name address and individual identity as well as the individual and social value of nomination phenomenon studied in this paper by using a questionnaire consisted of 10 questions with four options. Thirteen themes of virtual nomination were extracted from 222 respondents and analyzed using descriptive statistics. Presumably, a person by choosing unconsciously every theme of nomination refers to his/her standpoint of his/her Self and individual identity. Results showed that in the virtual world that an individual has the option of choosing a name; it is possible to delineate an individual’s psychological profile. Thus, the individuals’ personality, to some extent, can influence his/her choosing the virtual name.
Keywords: Ename address, Virtual name, Real name, Individual identity, Referential system, Signifying system.