Sarkoleaks au Jupiterland: Les noms propres au service de la créativité lexicale

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Neologisms derived from proper names introduce a new point of view in the debate on the difference between proper nouns and common nouns. While the majority of researchers consider that the proper noun does not belong to language, speakers themselves do not care much about the origin of the term when it comes to creating a new sign. This implies that the distinction between anthroponyms and other types of noun depends more on social issues than on a purely linguistic criterion.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)45-59
Number of pages15
JournalCahiers de lexicologie
Issue number113
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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