ERIC Number: ED374651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
An Epistemological Study on Proper Nouns.
Kanagawa University Studies in Language, n15 p139-44 1993
This paper seeks to determine the essential qualities of proper nouns and to determine the differences between proper and common nouns by reviewing research and writings on the subject. Both proper and common nouns are found to connote the attributes of objects as their content. Common nouns, however, are those that identify a certain substance on the common side with the same kind of reference, while proper nouns are those that show a certain substance on the peculiar side. The differences between plural and singular nouns are also discussed. Contains four references. (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress of Linguists (15th, Quebec, Canada, August 11, 1992).