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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...

CfP: “The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Names on Screen, Stage, and Page”

The seminar “The Evolution of Shakespeare’s Names on Screen, Stage, and Page”, which will be convened during the 2023 conference organised by ESRA, thus invites contributions which include (but are not restricted to) the following topics: Shakespeare’s name changes within plays and from sources. From names to nicknames, a substantial number of names have...

Family name Atlas of German-speaking Switzerland

The new project has been started in Bern on February 1st 2022. It is the largest project for the research of Swiss surnames: „Family name atlas of German-speaking Switzerland. With perspectives on the Swiss Romance-language regions“ (short FDS) or in German: “Familiennamenatlas der Deutschschweiz. Mit Ausblicken auf die romanischen Sprachgebiete”: https://www.familiennamenatlas.unibe.ch/

Personal Names: an introduction to Brazilian anthroponymy

Autoria:Eduardo Tadeu Roque AmaralMárcia Sipavicius Seide “Personal names: an introduction to Brazilian anthroponymy”, authored by Eduardo Tadeu Roque Amaral and Márcia Sipavicius Seide, Brazilian researchers specialized in the area of lexical studies, specifically focused on the discussion of personal names, fills an existing gap in Linguistics in Brazil, more specifically regarding onomastic studies, since...

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...

“Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies” is finally available

The book of Prof. Grant W. Smith “Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies” is finally available in paper format. Enjoy a 30% off promo code UCDY30 until February 6, 2022. Prof. Grant Smith is a well-known researcher with an excellent reputation in the onomastic world. For several decades he has had an intense activity,...

Tagung “Namen im Sprachgebrauch”

Einladung zu den Tagungen Tagung der Gesellschaft für Namenforschung (GfN) e. V. Namen im Sprachgebrauch 20.04. – 21.04.2022 Tagung des Arbeitskreises für bayerisch-österreichische Namenforschung (ABÖN) Namen im Sprachgebrauch in Bayern und Österreich 22.04.2022 an der Universität Innsbruck Call for Papers Beide Tagungen werden aufgrund der pandemiebedingten Verschiebungen erstmals Rücken an Rücken und mit demselben...

Names and Naming: Multicultural Aspects

We would like to draw your attention to the new book “Names and Naming / Multicultural Aspects”. This edited book examines names and naming policies, trends and practices in a variety of multicultural contexts across America, Europe, Africa and Asia. In the first part of the book, the authors take theoretical and practical approaches to...

Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies

We are delighted to present to you the recent work of our colleague Prof. Grant W. Smith (Eastern Washington University). Prof. Grant Smith is a well-known researcher with an excellent reputation in the onomastic world. For several decades he has had an intense activity, quantified by publications in scientific journals, proceedings, participation in congresses...

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