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LINGUIST List 18.923

Tue Mar 27 2007

Books: Typology: van Langendonck

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Theory and Typology of Proper Names: van Langendonck


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Message 1: Theory and Typology of Proper Names: van Langendonck
Date: 23-Mar-2007
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Theory and Typology of Proper Names: van Langendonck


Title: Theory and Typology of Proper Names
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 168
Published: 2007
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-9783110190861-1&l=E

Author: Willy van Langendonck
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110190861 Pages: 378 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110190861 Pages: 378 Price: U.S. $ 132.30
Abstract:

This book proposes a new synthesis of the functions of proper names, from a
semantic, pragmatic and syntactic perspective. Proper names are approached
constructionally, distinguishing prototypical uses from more marked ones
such as those in which names are used as common nouns. Since what is
traditionally regarded as 'the' class of names turns out to be only one
possible function of name-forms (though a prototypical one), the notion of
'proprial lemma' is introduced as the concept behind both proprial and
appellative uses of such categories as place names and personal names. New
formal arguments are adduced to distinguish proper name function from
common noun or pronoun function.

The special status of proper names is captured in a unified
pragmatic-semantic-syntactic theory: a proper name denotes a unique entity
at the level of langue to make it psychosocially salient within a given
basic level category. The meaning of the name, if any, does not determine
its denotation. An important formal reflection of this characterization of
names is their ability to appear in such close appositional constructions
as the poet Burns or Fido the dog. The neurolinguistic finding that proper
names constitute a separate category is introduced and interpreted within a
general linguistic frame of reference. The different kinds of meanings
associated with names (categorical, associative, emotive, and grammatical)
are shown to be presuppositional in nature. In addition, the book proposes
an entirely new classification of proper names as forming a continuum
ranging from prototypical (personal and place names) to nonprototypical
categories (brand and language names) to citations and autonyms, and a new
diachronic classification of family names and nicknames.

This book fills an important gap in the current literature, because the
most recent linguistic book in English on name theory dates back to 1973.
It is explicitly interdisciplinary, taking into account linguistic,
philosophical, neurolinguistic, sociolinguistic and dialect geographical
aspects of proper names.

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=24559


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