Names and Naming Principles in Cross-Cultural Perspective

@inproceedings{Akinnaso1981NamesAN,
  title={Names and Naming Principles in Cross-Cultural Perspective},
  author={F. N. Akinnaso},
  year={1981}
}
Received notions about the arbitrariness of personal names are based on the cultural attitude that personal names, as labels, are not supposed to have semantic content-i.e., the encoding of retrievable information in their lexico-grammatical structure.2 This attitude roughly typifies the European conception of the semantico-cultural significance of personal names and contrasts with widely held views about the subject in several other parts of the world, especially Africa, Asia, Oceania, and… Expand

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