Naming and Being – A Philosophical Investigation on Names and objects, with special reference to Igbo anthroponyms

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Boniface E. Nwigwe

ISBN 978-3-8258-5257-1
Band-Nr. 8
Jahr 2000
Seiten 96
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zur Linguistik

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What we call reality is the function of the language we
speak. Language and the categories we impose on reality are
ways of knowing and dividing the world. Names as very
important aspect of language are not mere reference tags or
expressions. In Igbo culture, for instance, they often serve
very important historical, sentimental, ethical, functions
for the family and for the larger community.