Personal and Social Identity in Dialogue

  • Milton Singer
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)


About two years ago at a birthday party for an eight-year-old boy named Simon, I was surprised to hear him sing, as the birthday cake was brought in, first with the rest of the company “Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Simon. Happy birthday, to you.” and then by himself “Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday to me. Happy birthday, dear Simon. Happy birthday to me.” The party was a small family affair; besides Simon’s mother and grandmother, an aunt and uncle, several older cousins, my wife, and I joined in what has become an annual affair.


Social Identity Personal Identity Personal Pronoun Indexical Sign Semiotic Theory 
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  • Milton Singer
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  1. 1.University of ChicagoUSA

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