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The Linguistic Mix of Names in LLL

In: Jazykovedný časopis, vol. 72, no. 1
Grant W. Smith

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Year, pages: 2021, 264 - 271
Language: eng
Keywords:
names, narratives, analogies, sounds
Article type: Štúdie
About article:
The names in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost present a delightful linguistic mix. The names of major characters are Anglicized names of actual French nobles, which emphasizes the thematic parallelism of historical and fictive events. Other names broaden the international landscape, including Nathaniel, a biblical association, Forester (which is French as well as English), and Armado, a Spanish tag. The length of this paper does not allow room to describe many names in detail. However, the cross-cultural puns make this play especially interesting; e.g., Moth has at least two meanings in English, but pronounced mot in French means ‘word,’ ‘remark,’ ‘cue,’ or ‘answer to a riddle’ – which points most clearly to a thematic meaning. A full analysis of this play will appear soon in my book Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies (Vernon Press).
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Smith, G. 2021. The Linguistic Mix of Names in LLL. In Jazykovedný časopis, vol. 72, no.1, pp. 264-271. ISSN 0021-5597. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jazcas-2021-0027

APA:
Smith, G. (2021). The Linguistic Mix of Names in LLL. Jazykovedný časopis, 72(1), 264-271. ISSN 0021-5597. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/jazcas-2021-0027
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