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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...

Onomastic investigations from a cognitive approach

Reszegi Katalin. Kognitív szemléletű névtudományi vizsgálatok.  A Magyar Névarchívum Kiadványai 54. Debrecen, Debreceni Egyetemi Kiadó, 2022. 264 lap. (with an English summary, Cognitive approach in onomastics, 211-226) This book presents the several aspects of name giving and name usage within a cognitive framework, using the most influential theories of cognitive...

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...

Call for Papers: “22nd Slovak Onomastic Conference”

The 22nd SLOVAK ONOMASTIC CONFERENCE entitled “PRODUCTION AND PERCEPTION OF ONYMIC SYSTEMS” will be held at the Trnava University in Trnava (Slovakia) from 5th to 7th September 2022. The 22nd Slovak Onomastic Conference is organised by Ľudovít Štúr’s Institute of Linguistics Sciences, Slovak Linguistic Society (Slovak Academy of Sciences) and Slovak Commission for Onomastic...

Hydronyms in the Ostravice River Basin

New book release – Kristýna Kovářová: Hydronymie povodí Ostravice: jména řek, potoků, rybníků a studánek Kovářová’s new book presents research into the hydronymy of Ostravice River Basin in the Moravian-Silesian Region (Czech Republic), i.e. the names of hydrographic features within...

The Geographical Names Board of Canada Celebrates 125 Years

Canada’s national coordinating body for geographical names is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2022. Since 1897, the board has worked to establish standards and practices for the naming of Canada’s places and features, and its members have approved over 350,000 official names across our vast geography.

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