The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

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Carole Hough
Oxford University Press, 3 мая 2016 г. - Всего страниц: 832
In this handbook, scholars from around the world offer an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful to specialists in related fields and accessible to the general reader. Since Ancient Greece, names have been regarded as central to the study of language, and this has continued to be a major theme of both philosophical and linguistic enquiry throughout the history of Western thought. The investigation of name origins is more recent, as is the study of names in literature. Relatively new is the study of names in society, which draws on techniques from sociolinguistics and has gradually been gathering momentum over the last few decades. The structure of this volume reflects the emergence of the main branches of name studies, in roughly chronological order. The first Part focuses on name theory and outlines key issues about the role of names in language, focusing on grammar, meaning, and discourse. Parts II and III deal with the study of place-names and personal names respectively, while Part IV outlines contrasting approaches to the study of names in literature, with case studies from different languages and time periods. Part V explores the field of socio-onomastics, with chapters relating to the names of people, places, and commercial products. Part VI then examines the interdisciplinary nature of name studies, before the concluding Part presents a selection of animate and inanimate referents ranging from aircraft to animals, and explains the naming strategies adopted for them.

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List of Figures
Names and Grammar
Names and Meaning
Names and Discourse
Methodologies in Placename Research
Settlement Names
River Names
Names in Society
Names and Identity
Linguistic Landscapes
Toponymic Attachment
Forms of Address
Names and Archaeology
Names and Cognitive Psychology

Hill and Mountain Names
Island Names
Rural Names
A Changing Urban Landscape
Transferred Names and Analogy in Nameformation
Personal Naming Systems
Given Names in European Naming Systems
Family Names
Bynames and Nicknames
Personal Names and Anthropology
Personal Names and Genealogy
Theoretical Foundations of Literary Onomastics
A Comparative Analysis of Billy Joels
Genrebased Approaches to Names in Literature
Corpusbased Approaches to Names in Literature
Languagebased Approaches to Names in Literature
Names and Dialectology
Names and History
Names and Historical Linguistics
Names and Language Contact
Names and
Names and Lexicography
A Study of Early Christian Ireland
Aircraft Names
Animal Names
Astronomical Names
Names of Dwellings
Railway Locomotive Names and Train Names
Ship Names
Subject Index
Index of Languages

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Carole Hough is Professor of Onomastics at the University of Glasgow, where she has lectured for nearly 20 years. She is a historical linguist with particular interests in the development of the English language and the role of name evidence. She has published extensively on name studies and other topics and is currently President of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, Vice-President of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, and a Council Member of the English Place-Name Society.

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