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The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England: The Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon

Fran Colman


Naming is fundamental to language. Like a common-word lexicon, an onomasticon contains the lexical information that allows names, as lexical items, to function in language use. But names lack the sense relations that correlate with the denotations of common words. An onomasticon lacks such information. The construction of an onomasticon contributes to theories of grammatical structure in general, and to variation in such structure: in primary syntactic categories, lexical-item formation (including derivational morphology), inflectional morphology, phonology. An onomasticon is both a linguistic ... More

Keywords: coinage, etymology, gender, Indo-European, lexicon, morphology, names, notional dependency grammar, Old English, onomasticon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198701675
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fran Colman, author