publication . Article . 2017

Toponyms as a separate category of onomastic lexis

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  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Writings in Romance-Germanic Philology (issn: 2307-4604, eissn: 2518-7627, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University
Abstract
The present article discusses the toponymic lexis as a kind of proper names, it massively determines the structural, functional and semantic parameters of the lexis. The understanding of the names essential parameters takes precedence over the meaningfulness of names against common names and other categories of proper names. The article considers the essence of a noun and further comparison with the proper names as a whole, and toponyms in particular. The study shows that toponyms have all those features which are essential for common names and proper names. However, they have their own differences: a) high connection with reality, b) high percentage of adjectiv...
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free text keywords: імена власні, топонімічна лексика, структурні, функціональні та семантичні параметри, History, Proper noun, Toponymy, Linguistics, Noun, Lexis, lcsh:Philology. Linguistics, lcsh:P1-1091
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