Swedish Appellativized Forenames in Compounds – A Lexicographic Approach

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AuthorEmma Sköldberg, Maria Toporowska Gronostaj
TitleSwedish Appellativized Forenames in Compounds – A Lexicographic Approach
AbstractThe aim of this article is to present a survey of lexical characteristics manifested by contemporary Swedish appellativized forenames, i.e. first names used as common nouns. More specifically, we take a closer look at appellativized forenames that occupy final position in compounds (e.g. skinnknutte lit. "leather+knutte", i.e. "biker"; cf. the first name Knut(te)). We examine their semantic properties and provide examples of entry words from monolingual and bilingual dictionaries. The study of the lexical characteristics of appellativized forenames is of interest because it focuses on words in a grey area between dictionary and grammar, paving the way for a more systematic and consistent treatment of such words.
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@InProceedings{ELX06-143,
author = {Emma Sköldberg, Maria Toporowska Gronostaj},
title = {Swedish Appellativized Forenames in Compounds - A Lexicographic Approach },
pages = {1193-1199},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},
}
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