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Anthroponymic Neology: what does Germanic names have to tell us?

Grant number: 17/06792-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2017
Effective date (End): June 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Historical Linguistics
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Mário Eduardo Viaro
Grantee:Letícia Santos Rodrigues
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


To develop researches in the field of Onomastic - linguistic science that is dedicated to the studies of proper names - is a very profitable way to know many aspects of a given people in relation to their history, culture, beliefs etc. That is because of the great connection of the Onomastic with other knowledge areas, like Etimology, Sociology, Pragmatics, Antropology etc. For this, Onomastic is divided into many subareas, among them, the anthroponymy that is nothing less than the studies of processes and origins of people's names, which is the aim of this project. In this investigation, it was sought to observe, from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics, the recurrence of the use of Germanic formatives in the construction of neological anthroponyms due to the historical factor of the Iberian Peninsula's occupation by Germanic peoples, which reflects on Brazilian anthroponymic's panorama. The analyzed corpus are in the archives of Ordem Terceira do Carmo, in Salvador's Historical Center (Bahia), which correspondes to the time course of the 19th century's last decade and all the 20th century, that appear in 10 volumes of Livro dos Termos dos Irmãos. The way used to name as neological is due to its absence in the main onomastic dictionaries in Portuguese language: Dicionário Etimológico da Língua Portuguesa - volume II, by Nascentes (1952), and in Dicionário Onomástico Etimológico da Língua Portuguesa, by Machado (2003). This study aims to demonstrate that Brazilian anthroponymic neologisms are based on the Germanic proper names morfolexical model inherited through the Portuguese colonization. (AU)

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RODRIGUES, Letícia Santos. Anthroponymic Neology: what does Germanic names have to tell us?. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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