Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon EnglandThe Linguistics and Culture of the Old English Onomasticon$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Fran Colman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198701675

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 November 2019

A name is a name

A name is a name

Chapter:
(p.80) 4 A name is a name
Source:
The Grammar of Names in Anglo-Saxon England
Author(s):

Fran Colman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701675.003.0004

The chapter concludes that names are assigned to a category characterized in terms of absence of the notional primary features N (full referentiality) and P (finiteness), and their association via nomination with fixed identity. Names are further associated with secondary categories ({loc} and /or gender). The more features of secondary categories a name acquires, the less core (more categorially peripheral) is the name. The relation is established between the onomasticon and the general lexicon: by the act of nomination, an inactive name is activated—that is, taken from the onomasticon and entered in the general lexicon, whence it may function as vocative or referential. The varying treatment of names in dictionaries is assessed in a reassertion of the lexical-item status of names.

Keywords:   dictionary, identity, lexicon, nomination, referential, secondary category, vocative

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .