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In this article the possibilities of the use of place names in the literary texts of the two languages of different systems are grouped. Here the fact is proved that writers treat individually real place names. In the Azerbaijani and English literary texts real place names are used for two reasons. Firstly, to persuade the reader that the events happening in the literary text are real and secondly, to show that place names are the most effective means of expression of the culture and traditions of the people nowadays. Azerbaijani and English writers also use fictitious place names in their works. As to the usage of fictitious place names, in the Azerbaijani literature J. Mammedguluzadeh and in the English literature T. Hardy are the writers who prefer to use fictitious place names in their works which characterize their style. The relevance of this article is defined by the comparative analysis of the stylistic opportunities of place names on the basis of concrete material of the two languages of different systems (Azerbaijani and English). The aim of the research is to define the role of the real and fictitious place names used within the literary text. The subject of the research is to analyse the function of the place names in the literary texts of the two languages of different systems. The object of the research is the real and fictitious place names used by the Azerbaijani and English writers. In the work the complex technique of investigation is applied and such methods as descriptive, comparative, contextual, stylistic, statistical, etc. are used. The Azerbaijani and English literary texts and also scientific literature on onomastics, stylistics and lexicology were the sources of the research. The results of the work can be applied in reading special courses, holding seminars, writing of research papers and dissertations.

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Irada Y Ganiyeva

Institute of Linguistics of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan

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Ganiyeva Irada Yasin, doctoral candidate of the Institute of Linguistics of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, senior lecturer of the chair of Foreign Languages of the Azerbaijan State University of Economics. Interests: languages, typology, comparativistics, germanistics, theoretical linguistics.

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