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What Does A Name Mean?
What Does A Name Mean?

Author(s): Aleksandra S. Aleksandrova
Subject(s): Cognitive linguistics, Descriptive linguistics
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: proper names;meaning; denotation; connotation; sense; reference;

Summary/Abstract: The problem of meaning of proper names has been discussed both by philosophers and linguists. There are two main theories about name meaning: the total meaningfulness theory and the total meaninglessness theory. Modern linguistics, however, deals not only with the presence or absence of linguistic meaning in proper names, but with the specific kinds of meaning that proper names can possibly have.

  • Issue Year: 1/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 87-92
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Bulgarian