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Dell’inadeguatezza del nome letterario. Nomi-fantasma, bloopers e altri ‘errori’ onomastico-letterari

Leonardo Terrusi

Abstract


This paper analyzes the notion of inadequacy in literary onomastics: ghost names, anachronisms and geographical inconsistencies, unintentionally ridiculous names, and so on. Summarizing: a name is inadequate if it does not hit the functional target for which it was created by the author. However, the notion of inadequacy is relative: it depends on historical ages and literary context.


Keywords


inadequacy; ghost names; anachronisms; bloopers.

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