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The article is dedicated to the analysis of culturally important precedent names in the onomastic field of the novel, its structure, and function of precedent names in a literary discourse based on the novel «Tschick» by Woflgang Herrendorf. Focus of attention is on precedent names that are vehicles for the next-level language nomination. A set of the precedent names of the novel is comprised by 4 categories of proper names: anthroponyms, toponyms, chrononyms, and artefacts (such as novel titles, names of movies, songs, bands, piece of music, video games and football clubs). Precedent names reach their figurative potential in the literary discourse by metaphorization, metonimization and comparison. Precedent anthroponyms act as a metaphor, antonomasia, metonimia, and as a benchmark in comparative forms. In contrast to literary names, precedent names don’t contribute to the plot building and don’t impact the plot development; however, they give the novel some additional imagery, create a vertical context of a literary work and open an inner world of novel’s characters to the readers.

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Yu. A. Blinova

Samara National Research University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7045-4310

Candidate of Philological Sciences, associate professor, Department of German Philology


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