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A Corpus-based Study of Proper Names in Present-day English

Aspects of Gradience and Article Usage


Grace Y. W. Tse

Contents: Major approaches to the study of proper names: philosophical approach, linguistic approach and onomastic approach – A semantic study of English proper names: classical approach vs. prototype model – A grammatical study of personal names, place names and organisation names – Article usage preceding multi-word organisation names: an experimental study and model validation – Predictive analysis.