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    • 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 ...
    • Ethnic, Class, and Occupational Identities in Shakespeare’s Names 

      Smith, Grant (York University, 2009)
      The clarity of ethnic, class, and occupational identities in Shakespeare’s names contributes significantly to the verisimilitude of his art. In contrast to Ben Jonson, and other theatrical rivals, Shakespeare used relatively ...
    • European Names in a 17th Century Atlas of the Dutch East India Company 

      Ormeling, Ferjan (York University, 2009)
      In 1690, the board of the Dutch East India Company (VOC “Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie”) in Amsterdam commissioned the cartographer Isaak de Graaf to produce an atlas of the company’s trading area, which stretched ...
    • FamOs – Österreichische Familiennamen Online 

      Hausner, Isolde (York University, 2009)
      Die Familiennamenforschung in Österreich gestaltet sich aus verschiedenen Gründen als anspruchsvolles Unterfangen, da unser Land auf Grund seiner geschichtlichen Vergangenheit eine multikulturelle Bevölkerung aufweist ...
    • Faut-il avoir peur des exonymes … dans son propre pays? Le cas «surréaliste» de la Belgique 

      Germain, Jean (York University, 2009)
      La Belgique se partage entre trois régions (flamande, wallonne et bruxelloise) et entre trois communautés distinctes (de langue française, néerlandaise et allemande). Seule la Région bruxelloise est officiellement bilingue; ...

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