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Academic Paper

Title: A Linguistic Approach to Names and Naming in Charles Dickens's 'Dombey and Son'
Author: Nadia Nicoleta Morarasu
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Institution: University of Bacău
Linguistic Field: Ling & Literature
Abstract: The linguistic conceptual frame of the naming process is sustained by specifications referring to the relation between 'names' and 'appellatives', in other words, to the distinction between common nouns and proper nouns. The first part of our paper outlines this conceptual body with a view to applying it to Dickens's novel 'Dombey and Son'. It focuses on personal names considered under different aspects (etymological, lexical, grammatical, stylistic, pragmatic), but there is also reference to other names (place names, names of institutions, of animals etc.) and to their functions. The last part is meant to reflect the way in which subjectivity and objectivity are implied in the naming process.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: published in Cultural Perspectives. Journal for British and American Literary Studies, no.7, November 2002, pp.82-103, ISSN 1224-239X
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