Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

What’s in a Name? Literary Anthroponymy in Children’s Literature

Authors
Widyastuti, M.R. Nababan, Riyadi Santosa, Agus H. Wibowo, Slamet Setiawan
Corresponding Author
Widyastuti
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.143How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Literary anthroponymy, children’s literature, conventional names, unconventional name
Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine the type of characters‟ names. It encounters one of the most extreme cases in dealing with literary characters in their ontological status: are they are treated as real people or as textual format? Literary characters are created to build a plot of the story. Generally, a writer decides the characters contributing in his story then s/he finds names to fit them. Furthermore, characters which have no contribution to the development of the course of the story do not have names. In children‟s literature, this matter has a crucial part in terms of imagination. Literary anthroponymy is the approach in this paper. The given source of data are classified into the following sequence: (a) realistic genre, (b) historical genre, and (c) fantasy genre. Orderly, Secret Garden, The Hobbit, and Roald Dahl‟s BFG novels were provided as their representative. As a result, it is found that literary names are classified into two types, namely conventional names and unconventional names. The former is found in realistic novels and historical novels and the latter are applied in fantastic novels and historical ones.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.143How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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