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Anthroponymy: More metaphor and metonymy than meets the eye

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 10 November 2022 with a presentation given by Professor Rita Brdar-Szabó (Eötvös Loránd University) and Professor Mario Brdar (University of Osijek) with the title “Anthroponymy: More metaphor and metonymy than meets the eye”. 0:00 – 2:38 Introduction 2:38 – 43:18 Presentation 43:18 – 1:02:03 Discussion

7th ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on November 10, 2022

Dear all, This is our reminder of our November lecture of the Onomastics Online series that is coming soon this month. Enclosed please find the abstract. 10 November 2022, 4 p.m. (CET)  Rita Brdar-Szabó & Mario Brdar: Anthroponymy: More metaphor and metonymy than meets the eye  Link to the Zoom event Please be reminded that you...

Metaphor and Metonymy in Names

The lecture series Onomastics Online continued on 19 October 2022 with a presentation given by Professor Carole Hough (University of Glasgow) with the title “Metaphor and Metonymy in Names”. 0:00 – 1:22 Introduction 1:22 – 50:39 Presentation 50:39 – 1:01:22 Discussion

6th ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on October 19, 2022

19 October 2022, 3:00 PM (UTC) Metaphor and Metonymy in Names. Zoom link Carole Hough, University of GlasgowICOS online lecture 19 October 2022 *** AbstractMany names are descriptive, but the descriptions are often non-literal, drawing particularly on metaphor and metonymy. This lecture begins by outlining the most common types of metaphor in place-names, with examples...

On the origins, aims and methods of Interactional Onomastics

by Elwys De Stefani (Heidelberg, Germany) Language philosophers and onomasticians of different approaches have variously emphasised the centrality of usage in ascertaining the nature and functions of proper names (see Coates 2017 for a recent discussion). Surprisingly, however, onomastic scholars have scarcely ever tried to document and examine how speakers actually use proper names...

5th ‘Onomastics Online’ Lecture on September 27, 2022

Onomastics Online27 September 2022, 6:00 PM (UTC)Elwys De Stefani (Heidelberg University)”Speaking with names”: On the origins, aims and methods of Interactional OnomasticsYouTube link Abstract: Language philosophers and onomasticians of different approaches have variously emphasised the centrality of usage in ascertaining the nature and functions of proper names (see Coates 2017 for a recent discussion)....

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...

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