Publication details [#13870]

Babina, Lyudmila and Ekaterina Parshina. 2012. Cognitive foundations of appellatives derived from proper names. Issues in Cognitive Linguistics 9 (3) : 23–31. 9 pp.
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The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association


The article dwells on the formation of appellatives derived from proper names, via metaphtonymy and other cognitive mechanisms (perspectivisation, defocussing, combination, completion, and elaboration). The conceptual content underlying a proper name is considered as a matrix-format piece of knowledge, or a cognitive matrix which unites cognitive contexts that determine the way the appellative is construed.