Full-text resources of CEJSH and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl


2014 | 24 | 1 | 34-44

Article title

À propos des troncations de noms propres — les spécificités des mots onomastiques tronqués


Title variants

Languages of publication



This paper focuses on the current trend of using clipped or abbreviated proper names in contemporary French. Its aim is to describe the specific features of onomastics in the French language. The treatment is based on the author’s doctoral thesis defended in 2012 at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc, in which clipping was found to often affect proper names. This led to a more detailed and systematic analysis of clippings with a high frequency, proper names and surnames. In the French press, these words are often presented in a playful manner. Journalists know how to play with proper names — not only with those of famous people, but also with various other names. It is therefore not only the need for brevity that may have created clipping but also the need for playfulness that might have motivated the birth of this phenomenon.


  • Department of English Language and ELT Methodology Faculty of Arts, Charles University nam. Jana Palacha 2, Praha 1 116 38, Czech Republic, tel. +420 221 619 277 .


Document Type

Publication order reference


YADDA identifier

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.