Proper names in humorous fantasy of Jacek Piekara and Paweł Majka Cover Image

Nazwy własne w fantasy humorystycznej na przykładzie utworów Jacka Piekary i Pawła Majki
Proper names in humorous fantasy of Jacek Piekara and Paweł Majka

Author(s): Izabela Domaciuk-Czarny
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe
Keywords: proper names; fantasy; expressive names; semantics; functions of onyms

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses features of comic fantasy and analyses names occurring in the texts representative of the genre. Proper names (anthroponyms, toponyms) and individual descriptions that serve the function of proper names have different sources of expressiveness. They include violating of the confinement of classes of personal names, using humorous appellatives in the stems of onyms, emphasizing foreign origins of proper names, and phonetic expression. Nomina propia discussed in the article most often serve the semantic, expressive or intertextual function through references to proper names in other literary texts and their modifications. The meaning of a given proper name can be usually understood in the context. The names in comic fantasy texts are extremely interesting since they combine features of different stylistic onomasty: realistic, semantic, expressive and fantastic.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 60
  • Page Range: 51-65
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish