2012 №2 (13)

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Sergey I. Garagulya
Belgorod Shukhov State Technology University
Belgorod, Russia

On the Problem of Anthroponymic Identity
(with Reference to English Given Names)

Citation information: Voprosy onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics). 2012. № 2 (13). Р. 43–52 (in Russian)

Abstract: The paper discusses the concept of anthroponymic identity. The study of the problem demonstrates that anthroponymic identity should be considered as a dynamic category. When a baby is given a name, its parents impose a certain identity upon it, which evolves as it becomes enriched with a new content, new forms, images and associations in the process of the person’s socialization. The formation of an anthroponymic identity is a result of the person’s identification with an ethnic culture, a linguistic worldview, a national character, etc.

Key words: anthroponym, anthroponymic autobiography, anthroponymic identity, anthroponymic formula, given name, name content, socialization


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