UDC 821.111

THE FUNCTIONS OF PLACE NAMES IN THE NOVEL “NEVERWHERE” BY N. GAIMAN

Tarakanova Anastasiia Andreevna
Nizhny Novgorod State University named after N. I. Lobachevsky, Arzamas branch

Abstract
This article deals with the description of place names (toponyms) and their functions in the novel "Neverwhere" by N. Gaiman (1996). The main events of the novel take place in London, the UK. This setting has long been a common element in British fiction novels. The main reason is that London is an ancient city with a long history and rich culture. Traces of this history can be found everywhere in the city. Setting description plays a significant role in the novel. On the one hand, this is a geographically accurate map, describing the location of a certain building, but on the other hand, it has metaphorical meanings. An analysis of the toponyms suggests a conclusion about the influence of the setting on characterization and plot.

Category: 10.00.00 Philology

Article reference:
The functions of place names in the novel "Neverwhere" by N. Gaiman // Modern scientific researches and innovations. 2014. № 12. P. 3 [Electronic journal]. URL: https://web.snauka.ru/en/issues/2014/12/40677

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