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    • Balto-Finnic Personal Name Suffixes 

      Joalaid, Marje (York University, 2009)
      The Balto-Finnic peoples have always formed their personal names using primarily personal name suffixes. After Christianizing, these peoples as most other European peoples have had Christian names: the Orthodox ...
    • Basque Traces in the Toponymy of Newfoundland and Various Coasts of Atlantic Canada 

      Weyers, Christian (York University, 2009)
      Whereas the first and undoubtedly most important toponymic stratum of the island of Newfoundland and adjacent waters is Portuguese, the presence of Basques from the 1530s to the late 17th century on the South and West ...
    • Building Names in Singapore: Multilingualism of a Different Kind 

      Tan, Peter K W (York University, 2009)
      There has been much discussion about the ideological or political underpinnings of toponyms, e.g., Faraco and Murphy (1997) on Spain, Cohen and Kliot (1992) on the Israeli administered territories, Nash (1999) on the ...
    • By Another Name: The Use of Pseudonyms by Writers in Sweden from 1870 to 1890 

      Entzenberg, Sonja (York University, 2009)
      The change in the social structure from the middle of the 19th century made a new approach to society and people possible. A contributory factor in this regard was the development of daily newspapers and the founding of ...
    • Change of Cultural and Natural Names in Pöide Parish (Saarema, Estonia) 

      Alas, Marit (York University, 2009)
      Place names can be classified into cultural and natural names. This classification is expedient, because the names change differently as do their referents. The present article is focused on the evolution of the place names ...
    • Changes and Traces of Ainu Place Names in Contact with Japanese 

      Kagami, Akikatsu (York University, 2009)
      At the 17th ICOS conference in Helsinki, I gave a paper entitled “Ainu Substratum in the Distribution of Japanese Microtoponyms” and I now would like to present my continuing studies on this topic. In Tohoku (North East ...
    • Changes in Naming Patterns in 19th Century Estonia. Discarding the Names of Parents and Godparents 

      Hussar, Annika (York University, 2009)
      There were extensive changes in names and naming patterns during the 19th century. In Estonia, in addition to other significant changes, the names chosen for children were less and less influenced by the surrounding community. ...
    • The Choice of First Names as a Social Resource and Act of Identity among Multilingual Families in Contemporary Sweden 

      Aldrin, Emilia (York University, 2009)
      All choices we make, linguistic choices as well as others, are to some extent choices of identity. This includes parents’ choices of first names for their children. Through such choices they create an identity for the ...
    • Contacts médiatiques et migrations onomastiques à Catane 

      Accolla, Dario (York University, 2009)
      Dans la communication de type traditionnel, les échanges linguistiques et culturels s’effectuent habituellement par le contact et la cohabitation entre les populations. Or, dans la communication contemporaine, la rencontre ...
    • The Correlation between Part and Whole in Altai River Names (South Siberia) 

      Molchanova, Olga (York University, 2009)
      Throughout the ages, many philosophers, psychologists, logicians, etc. have attempted to establish one irrefutable approach to the problem of parts and wholes. Philosophers emphasize the priority of a whole over its parts ...
    • The Cultural and Language Effects of the Influence of Russian on West Siberian Tatar Names 

      Lawson, Edwin D.; Zavyalova, Zineida S. (York University, 2009)
      This study is part of a general investigation examining how political, economic, and cultural forces might affect a minority indigenous people speaking a different language (in this case, West Siberian Tatar in Tomsk, ...
    • Czech Toponyms of Foreign Origin as Witnesses of Multicultural Contacts in Central Europe 

      Harvalík, Milan (York University, 2009)
      The fact that on the territory of the present Czech Republic different nations and ethnic groups came into close contact is also reflected in Czech toponymy where several layers of names of foreign origin can be distinguished. ...
    • Das choronymische Mikrosystem des Rumänischen. Eine historische Darstellung 

      Munteanu, Eugen (York University, 2009)
      Im Rahmen des durch die rumänische Regierung finanzierten Projekts EHR («Etno-horonimia românească» – «Rumänische Ethnochoronymie») habe ich aus den Dokumenten verschiedener Epochen ausreichendes Material gesammelt, ...
    • Designations of Origin in 15th Century Stockholm 

      Ryman, Lennart (York University, 2009)
      In this paper, designations of origin referring to persons living in Stockholm, Sweden, from 1483 to 1492 are analysed. They indicate that the individuals so designated mainly came from Finland (then a part of Sweden), ...
    • The Destiny in the Name 

      Piemonti, Anita (York University, 2009)
      <The Namesake> – the novel by the 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction Jhumpa Lahiri – was made into a film in 2006. In Italy the movie was released – and enjoyed great success – in 2007 with the title <Il destino nel ...
    • Dictionary of Moravian and Silesian Anoikonyms: A New Project of Czech Linguistics 

      Šipková, Milena (York University, 2009)
      The priority of our dictionary of anoikonyms (the term used in traditional Slavic onomastic science; in different onomastic schools minor place names, field names, Flurnamen, microtoponyms, etc.) lies in the unique ...
    • Die Toponyme in einer bulgarischen Bilingualismus-Situation 

      Dimitrova-Todorova, Liljana (York University, 2009)
      Einen besonderen Einfluss auf die Toponymie der bulgarischen Landesgebiete hat die Herrschaft der Osmanen ausgeübt, die hier rund fünfhundert Jahre andauerte, vom 15. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert. Aus diesem Grunde sind ...
    • Do Qumran Inscriptions Show Hellenization of Qumran Residents? 

      Hamidović, David (York University, 2009)
      The epigraphic corpus of Qumran has been known completely since the publication of André Lemaire in <Khirbet Qumrân et ‘Aïn Feshkha, II>, by Jean-Baptiste Humbert and Jan Gunneweg in 2003. The publication of all the ...
    • Empire and Names: The Case of Nagorno Karabakh 

      Foster, Benjamin (York University, 2009)
      The Nagorno Karabakh region in Western Azerbaijan has been the site of a bloody conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia since 1992. Both nations claim historic ties to the area as independent kingdoms or as autonomous ...
    • Essai d’onomastique sandienne 

      Le Guillou, Claire (York University, 2009)
      De très nombreux aspects de l’oeuvre de George Sand ont déjà été étudiés. Mais de manière surprenante, l’onomastique chez George Sand n’a guère préoccupé, ni intéressé les chercheurs. Seul le choix de son pseudonyme a ...

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