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Riemer Reinsma (1941-2022)

Dear colleagues and friends, It is with great sadness that we have to inform you about the passing away of Riemer Reinsma, member of ICOS from the Netherlands and almost a founding member of Joint ICA/IGU Commission on Toponymy and participant of most of toponymic events, where he was known for his exceptional topics. During...

Richard Coates: Introducing the Pragmatic Theory of Properhood

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 18 May 2022 with a presentation given by Professor emeritus Richard Coates (University of the West of England) with the title “TPTP: Introducing the Pragmatic Theory of Properhood”. 0:00 – 3:58 Introduction 3:58 – 53:20 Presentation 53:20 – 1:06:26 Discussion For more information about the lecture series,...

4th ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on May 18, 2022

Onomastics Online18 May 2022, 2:00 PM (UTC)Richard CoatesUniversity of the West of England, Bristol, UKIntroducing The Pragmatic Theory of Properhood (TPTP) Abstract: This lecture is a basic guide to the theory of names that I have been working on since about 2000, and exposed first in my article in Language 82 (2006). It will...

Lecture “The lexical load of proper names for second language readers”

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 11 April 2022 with a presentation given by Dr. Kimberly Klassen (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University) with the title “The lexical load of proper names for second language readers of English”. 0:00 – 3:21 Introduction 3:21 – 50:55 Presentation 50:55 – 1:10:29 Discussion For more information about the...

3rd ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on April 11, 2022

Onomastics Online11 April 2022, 10:00 AM (UTC)Dr. Kimberly Klassen (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)The lexical load of proper names for second language readers of English Abstract: It is widely assumed by vocabulary researchers of English as a second language (L2) that proper names do not present a burden to L2 readers: the initial capital letter...

Lecture “Toponyms and Landmarks as Cognitive Maps”

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 31 March 2022 with a presentation given by Martin Thiering (RWTH Aachen University) with the title “Toponyms and Landmarks as Cognitive Maps in Dene Chipewyan and Eipomek”. 0:00 – 3:54 Introduction 3:54 – 42:28 Presentation 42:28 – 1:33:48 Discussion For more information about the lecture series, please...

2nd ‘Onomastics online’ Lecture on March 31, 2022

Onomastics Online31 March 2022, 2:00 PM (UTC)Martin ThieringPriv.-Doz. Dr. phil. habil., RWTH Aachen UniversityAssociate professor at Technische Universität BerlinResearch Group Leader at Max-Planck-Institut für KunstgeschichteToponyms and Landmarks as Cognitive Maps in Dene Chipewyan and Eipomek Abstract: This presentation focuses on spatial concepts primarily, but not exclusively in Dene Chipewyan (Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada) and...

Wolfgang Ahrens (1940-2022)

DR. WOLFGANG AHRENS (January 4, 1940 – February 18, 2022) was a long-time member of ICOS, one of the organisers of the 23rd ICOS in Toronto, as well as one of the editors of the corresponding proceedings. Born in Germany, he moved with his family to Schwetzingen, a few years after World War Two,...

ICOS starts its YouTube Channel

This video briefly introduces ICOS and this YouTube channel. Links mentioned in the video: https://onomajournal.org/ https://icosweb.net/ https://icosweb.net/onomastics-online/

1st ‘Onomastics online’ Lecture on February 15, 2022

Onomastics Online15 February 2022, 3:00 PM (UTC)Professor Derek H. Alderman (University of Tennessee)Race, Memory, and Campus Place Name Reform: Strategies for Transforming the Classroom intoa Toponymic Workspace Abstract: School and university campus landscapes – specifically their array of place names – have emerged as flashpoints in ongoing global struggles to acknowledge, debate and come...

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