Trademarks, ethnonyms and glossonyms

Trademarks, ethnonyms and glossonyms

Trademarks and brand names are non-polysemic terms indicating a specific object, easily identified and understood by people from different cultural backgrounds. The brand name Canon on August 25 2010 achieved 7,370,000 hits on the web,... Continua »

Eponyms and word-formation processes (1)

1. Deonyms Common nouns which derive from a proper name, such as bikini, casanova, montgomery, or dollar; these are deonyms par excellence, re-calqued perfectly from the originals. Dollar half dollar The dollar area dollar Diplomacy dollar... Continua »