The functions of characters’ proper names in Jingo by Terry Pratchett

Martyna Katarzyna Gibka

Politechnika Koszalińska


This article is devoted to functions served by characters’ proper names in Jingo by Terry
Pratchett. The analysis of 258 characteronyms is based on the theory of two acts (Gibka
2019). For the study to be conducted, the models of the naming act and the act of using
a name in Jingo were created. The first part of the article deals with secondary permanent
functions which are performed from the moment a character is named. The second part
of the article focuses on secondary momentary functions which emerge in individual uses
of particular proper names.


onomastics, literary onomastics, functions of proper names, naming act, act of using a name

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Gibka, M. K. (2022). The functions of characters’ proper names in Jingo by Terry Pratchett. Prace Językoznawcze, 24(2), 21–33.

Martyna Katarzyna Gibka 
Politechnika Koszalińska


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