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CNAA / Theses / 2019 / June /

Stydy on the First Names (on the material from Orhei district)

Author: Trebeș Tatiana
Degree:doctor of philology
Speciality: 10.02.01 - Romanian Language
Scientific adviser: Iraida Condrea
doctor habilitat, professor, Moldova State University
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 21 June, 2019
Approved by NCAA on the 27 September, 2019


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CZU 811.135.1’27(043.3)

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192 pages


onomastics, anthroponymy, anthroponymic system, onomasticon, naming, name, denominative formula


The present research includes annotations in Romanian, English, and Russian; Introduction; three chapters, General Conclusion, and Recommendations; Bibliography (246 sources), sourses (registers of birth), figures (4), tables (5), appendix (1). The main text contains 150 pages. The obtained results have been published in 12 scientific articles.

Field of study. Onomastics.

Research aim and objectives: the study and the diachronic analysis of the Romanian anthroponymic system to observe the tendencies of its modification under the influence of tradition and national culture, of sociopolitical factors, socio-psychological factors, and esthetical factors. To achieve this aim, we set the following objectives: to define the terms of onomastics and proper names from grammatical, sociolinguistic and pragmatic point of view; to identify the factors that contribute to the modification of the traditional name inventory, to determine the ways of penetrating / loaning of the new names in Romanian, and the process of their adaptation to the specific of Romanian language; the analysis of the name inventory form the Orhei district from the historical, cultural and linguistic perspectives.

The methodology of research is determined both by the theoretical orientation of the investigations and by the factual analysis of the material, extracted from the registers of birth.. The method of analogy and comparisons were used for analyzing the national and international regulations in onomastics. The methodology of investigations of an applicative nature has accumulated several aspects referring to the case study: analysis of archive documents, the excerpting of first names, observation, factual material synthesis, deduction. The statistical method has helped us to determine the frequency of names and variants.

The scientific novelty and originality resides in the fact that the work presents the theoretical approaches of the concepts that refer to the definition of proper names, taking into account the most important works in the domain of onomastics; the scieticfical originality resides in the analysis of civil status documents (registers of birth), that allowed us to establish the origin, the oldness, the frequency and the popularity of different names, as well as the possibility to observe the evolution of the national inventory of names in different historical periods.

The solved important scientific problem the identification of the factors that contribute to the modification of the traditional inventory of names and the determination of the ways of entering of the new names in the native, national that allow us to observe the tendencies of modification of the anthroponymic system from the Soviet period up to the present, and to observe the process of adaptation of the new names, that enrich the main fund of names, to the specific of Romanian language.

The theoretical value consists in orienting of the philological studies to the onomastic domain, generally, and to the domain of the anthroponymy, especially.

The applied value of research. The results of the research will contribute to the study the status of proper names in the grammar of Romanian and other languages (English, French, Russian, Germany), to the knowledge of the manifestation of the ethnocultural specific of proper names, to the elaboration of some onomastic regulations, at the national level, that will reestablish and protect the traditional/ basic names stock.

Implementation of the scientific results. The results of this PhD thesis were implemented in scientific articles that were delivered during national and international conferences. They could be applied in the teaching process of university courses for students of philology faculties and they will also serve as a foundation for futher scientific investigation in the domain of onomastics / anthroponimy.