Caro Reina, Javier ORCID: 0000-0001-6990-337X (2020). The definite article with place names in Romance languages. In: Aspects of the grammar of names: Empirical case studies and theoretical topics, pp. 25-51. München: LINCOM. ISBN 978-3969390078

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The articles of this volume contribute to the research of the grammar of names, a newly established and constantly growing linguistic field. Concentrating on two onymic categories, viz. person names (anthroponyms) and place names (toponyms), the five studies give insights into several aspects of the grammar of names, e.g. the position of onyms in the grammar system of a given language, morphosyntactic distinctive features of names, or the use of articles with onyms. The empirical evidence (synchronic as well as diachronic language data) for these studies comes primarily from Austronesian, Siouan, and Romance languages. Two in-depth studies on anthroponyms in a Siouan language spoken in North America and toponyms in an Austronesian language of Micronesia, respectively, are framed by comparative and typological surveys. By providing insight into the grammar of names both of individual languages and from a typological perspective, it is shown that onyms do not always share the same features as common nouns, although they are often treated as a subcategory of these. This volume thus contributes to the discussion on whether onyms can be subsumed under the same notion as common nouns or rather comprise a category on their own.

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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-468836
Title of Book: Aspects of the grammar of names: Empirical case studies and theoretical topics
Page Range: pp. 25-51
Number of Pages: 191
Date: 2020
Publisher: LINCOM
Place of Publication: München
ISBN: 978-3969390078
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 5: Moderne Sprachen und Kulturen > Romanisches Seminar
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
Romance languages French
Refereed: Yes


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