Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number3   September 2021                                         Pp. 400-410
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no3.28

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Exploring Functional Nature of English Anthroponyms in Literary Texts for Children 

Olena Hlushchenko
Department of the English Language, Odesa National Maritime University, Odesa, Ukraine

Yiliia Didur
Department of  Foreign Languages, Faculty of Finance and Banking, Odesa National Economic University

Ludmyla Okulova
Department of the English Language, Odesa National Maritime University, Odesa, Ukraine

Kateryna Pylypiuk
Department of the English Language, Odesa National Maritime University, Odesa, Ukraine

 

Received:  5/27/2021              Accepted: 9/17/2021                 Published: 9/26/2021

 

Abstract:
Defining the functional nature of English anthroponyms in literary texts for children is complicated philological problems as these language elements perform an essential role in creating the system of images of any literary work. The complex study of anthroponyms functioning in literary texts for children is rather important because it meets the requirements of a new scientific paradigm of literary onomastics. The purpose of the research is to describe a scientific assumption of the phenomenon of literary anthroponymy in general, and that of proper names and literary anthroponyms in particular, and describe their functional peculiarities in literary texts for children. Special attention is paid to anthroponyms and their stylistic expressive abilities, which originate from the time when ancient philosophers regarded proper names in terms of their semantics and purpose of use only. The rapid development of literary onomastics makes it possible to point out different kinds of onyms, anthroponyms, toponyms, and the names of characters in fiction. The key feature of literary anthponyms is their distinguishing stylistic possibilities. It is proved that the functional nature of anthroponyms lies in the fact that they operate in literary texts as vivid markers of the author’s intention, implementing definite ideological, esthetic, and cultural tasks. In a word, they update stylistic features (informative and emotive) at the textual level. Consequently, the wide use of stylistic expressive properties of anthroponyms in literary works led to the need to conceptualize their functional nature in literary texts for children.
Keywords: anthroponyms, literary texts for children, onomastics, onyms, proper names, stylistic functions

Cite as: Hlushchenko, O., Didur, Y., Okulova, L., & Pylypiuk, K. (2021).  Exploring Functional Nature of English Anthroponyms in Literary Texts for Children.  Arab World English Journal, 12 (3) 400 410.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no3.28

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Received: 5/27/2021
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Published: 9/26/2021
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Olena Hlushchenko  (PhD, Assistant Professor, Odessa National Maritime University). Now is working on history of the German language, general linguistics, Germanistics, methodology of teaching German, methodology of distance foreign language teaching.
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3317-5539

Yuliia Didur  (PhD, Assistant Professor, Odesa National Economic University). Now is working on modern problems of linguistics and psycholinguistics, onomastics and methods of teaching English for specific purposes.

Ludmyla Okulova  (Assistant Professor, Odesa National Maritime University). Now is working on Business English vocabulary and Business correspondence.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8798-0034

Kateryna Pylypiuk  (PhD, Assistant Professor, Odessa National Maritime University). Now is working on Methods and didactics of digital pedagogy, inclusive pedagogy, media pedagogy.
 https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0883-351X