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    • 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; ...
    • Female Names and Male Names. Equality between the Sexes 

      Brylla, Eva (York University, 2009)
      A recent contribution to the discussion about equality between the sexes in Sweden concerns the question of whether given names should be related to biological sex. The usual pattern of given names in the Germanic world ...
    • ‘Find the lady’: The Term 'lady' in English and Scottish Place-Names 

      Hough, Carole (York University, 2009)
      The term 'lady' serves as the qualifying element of a number of place-names in the British Isles, and has a range of applications. This paper presents a corpus of such names from north-west England and south-east Scotland, ...
    • First Names of Fictional Characters in Novels by Charlotte Bronte 

      Barry, Herbert III (York University, 2009)
      The first name is a distinctive personal label. It usually distinguishes oneself from other family members and from most other people. In common with other novelists, Charlotte Bronte chose for many fictional characters ...
    • Foreword / Avant propos / Vorwort 

      Ahrens, Wolfgang; Embleton, Sheila; Lapierre, André (York University, 2009)
    • Forms and Norms: Theorizing Immigration-Influenced Name Changes in Canada 

      Dechief, Diane (York University, 2009)
      Canadian immigration and settlement practices have been altering individuals’ names since the mid-1800s. From the common explanations of immigration officials engaging in novel orthography as they completed forms, to ...
    • Forms of Address in the College Classroom 

      Wright, Saundra K. (York University, 2009)
      Forms of address are a critical component of language. They can be used to set the tone of a communicative exchange and index social status. Many languages encode these linguistic forms directly into their grammar; ...
    • The Functions of (In)definiteness Markers with Proper Names 

      Van Langendonck, Willy; Van de Velde, Mark L. O. (York University, 2009)
      Crosslinguistically, we observe various onymic functions of the definite article that hardly occur in appellatives (common nouns). Since names are inherently definite, languages can ‘play’ with the redundant overt definite ...
    • Functions of Usage of Urban Place Names 

      Eskelinen, Riikka (York University, 2009)
      The following paper introduces various functions of urban place names by analyzing spoken data gathered from residents in the neighbourhood Kallio in Helsinki, Finland. The data consists of six group interviews, in which ...
    • The German Surname Atlas Project – Computer-Based Surname Geography 

      Schmuck, Mirjam; Dräger, Kathrin (York University, 2009)
      The <German Surname Atlas> (<Deutscher Familiennamenatlas>, DFA) project is presented below. The surname maps are based on German fixed network telephone lines (in 2005) with German postal districts as graticules. In our ...
    • A Glimpse through a Dirty Window into an Unlit House: Names of Some North-West European Islands 

      Coates, Richard (York University, 2009)
      It is well known that many of the major island-names of the archipelago consisting politically of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Crown dependencies are etymologically obscure. In this paper, I present and analyse a ...
    • Greek Personal Names in Merovingian and Carolingian Gaul: A Brief Survey 

      Schorr, Andreas (York University, 2009)
      Ever since ancient times, even before the Roman conquest, there were people and groups in Gaul speaking Greek, so that in the towns of Roman Gaul the Greek communities later became motive factors of Christianisation. It ...
    • Greetings 

      Arcamone, Maria Giovanna (York University, 2009)
    • Gutmann und Bonhomme: Ein durchsichtiger, aber schwer zu deutender Name 

      Kully, Rolf Max (York University, 2009)
      Die meisten Interpreten der Flurnamen dt 'Gutmann' gehen von mittelhochdeutschen Bildungen wie 'guotliutehus' ‹Leproserium› und 'feldsiech' ‹Aussätziger› aus und schliessen daraus, dass das Kompositum 'guotman' ‹guter ...
    • „HiMAT – History of Mining Activities in the Tyrol and Adjacent Areas“ – ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt mit onomastischer Beteiligung 

      Kathrein, Yvonne (York University, 2009)
      Der Bergbau in Tirol hat nicht nur Erze, Mineralien und Salz hervorgebracht; er hat seine Spuren auch im Namenmaterial hinterlassen. Dieses auf synchroner und diachroner Basis zu erheben und im Hinblick auf eine ...

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