An Analysis Of Proper Names From Saussure Perspective

Mercia Cristina Cardoso de Oliveira Luz1, Ovídio da Conceição Batista Júnior2, Edgar da Silva Ramos3 and Marlon Leal Rodrigues4

1Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso do Sul, Masters Degree in Letres. Area of Concentration, Discourse Analysis, Av. Dom Antônio Barbosa, 4155 – Vila Santo Amaro, Campo Grande – MS, Brasil
E-mail: psicologamercialuz@gmail.com

2Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso do Sul, Masters Degree in Letres. Area of Concentration, Discourse Analysis, Av. Dom Antônio Barbosa, 4155 -Vila Santo Amaro, Campo Grande -MS, Brasil
E-mail: ovidiobatistajr@gmail.com

3Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso do Sul, Masters Degree in Letres. Area of Concentration, Discourse Analysis, Av. Dom Antônio Barbosa, 4155 -Vila Santo Amaro, Campo Grande -MS, Brasil
E-mail: ramos.edgarsilva@gmail.com

4Universidade Estadual do Mato Grosso do Sul, Postdoc in Lingustics and a professor of The Masters Program in Letters, Av. Dom Antônio Barbosa, 4155 – Vila Santo Amaro, Campo Grande – MS, Brasil
E-mail: marlon@uems.br

ABSTRACT
This article approaches a discussion of the proper name within the linguistic category using Saussure General Language Course. The author states that proper names constitute themselves as “isolated words”. As we know, language has the function of representing the world in which the subjects are inserted. In this article, we propose to investigate the concept of first name which, in our view is a linguistic category that has the possibility of making a relation between language and culture. In this way, we return to the concept of arbitrariness, signs, value, and still use other authors to compose the ideas presented here.

Key words: First name, Saussure, Arbitrariness, Sign, and language.

Cite this article:
Luz, M.C.C.D.O., Júnior, O.D.C.B., Ramos, E.D.S. & Rodrigues, M.L. (2019). An Analysis of Proper Names From Saussure Perspective. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(6), 45-54.