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A Pragmatic-Semantic-Syntactic Analysis of Names
A Pragmatic-Semantic-Syntactic Analysis of Names

Author(s): Willy Van Langendonck
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: onomastics

Summary/Abstract: In this paper, I would like to deal with the definition of proper names and arrive at a unified pragmatic-semantic-syntactic view of them which is at least valid for modern European languages. In the process, the notion of proper name will be contrasted with the notion of proprial lemma. Finally, I will investigate whether proper names always originate in a so-called ‘baptismal act’, i.e. a speech act of name-giving.

  • Issue Year: XLVIII/2007
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 165-175
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English