عنوان مقاله [English]
The name of people, as a rich source of information, abounds with conceptualizations; they deal with research works, such as history and culture, way of life, and geographic coordinates and climatic conditions in different ethnic groups. Thus, the name is a crucial indicator of how people enter a country and how familiar they are with the culture of different ethnic groups. In the present corpus-based study, the researcher has gathered a corpus of names of people among ‘Lur’ speakers in the north and northeast of Dezful to extract and infer the cultural orientation of the names. To this end, the researcher has described and analyzed the names with the use of library resources as well as interviewing speakers who emphasize and preserve their linguistic intuition. Among these corpora of names, the use of vowels/uː/iː/e, in terms of morphology with cultural orientation, was seen with high frequency; these vowels are used at the end of the names to give the meaning of ‘be loved’ to them. Besides, metaphorical orientations are seen in the names associated with positive and negative connotations. Moreover, the discourseal orientation of the name giver towards the name receiver is determined by the naming process. Some parts of metaphorical aspects of names are the narrative of cultural conceptualization originating from beliefs, worldviews, and lifestyle. In addition, totem names of people that reflect a certain aspect of ways of thinking are salient. Furthermore, the use of toponyms for people is an important characteristic of speakers of this region.