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Nilufar Sadullaeva, Maftuna Bakhtiyorova


This article deals with the problems of naming in English and Uzbek languages. The main principles of formation of onomastic units are discussed and  the cultural bases of choosing the name are interpreted in the article as well. Theoretical views of well-known linguists are represented from the point of linguocultural aspect. The most important issue in this area was to determine what the Proper Nouns meant. In this paper, we will endeavor to prove the assertion, at the same time accounting for some of the motivations upon which Proper Nouns appear. It may cover the wide range of linguistic and extralinguistic motivations underlying the lexical units – Proper Nouns. Proper Nouns in most cases are not simply a tool of naming, but as linguistic unit they can render an information about the owner. A new exploration of a certain phenomenon, a new perspective for its consideration and contain a new moral and ethical assessment of the phenomenon. Based on this, this article presents linguistic features of Proper Nouns in speech, ethno-linguistic, ethno-cultural, sociolinguistic problems of naming the objects. The analogies and differences between the linguistic phenomenon of Proper Nouns and Common Nouns have been examined in detail.

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