Sunday, March 17, 2019

Conférence : Relations entre archéologie et toponymie en Ajou

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Relations entre archéologie et toponymie en Anjou, par le toponymiste Stéphane Gendron

Lundi 18 mars 2019 à 18h30

Institut municipal d'Angers
Place Saint Eloi

49000 Angers

La présence humaine ayant laissé de nombreuses traces dans les noms de lieux, ces derniers sont susceptibles de révéler la présence de vestiges archéologiques, qu'il s'agisse de voies anciennes, de lieux d'inhumation, de villae ou d'édifices divers.

Mais ces toponymes sont-ils des témoins fiables ? Pour illustrer sa conférence, Stéphane Gendron s'appuiera sur de nombreux exemples de toponymes du Maine-et-Loire.

Stéphane Gendron est toponymiste, membre de la Société Française d’Onomastique, secrétaire de rédaction de la Nouvelle Revue d’Onomastique, auteur de nombreux ouvrages consacrés aux noms de lieux des régions Centre-Val-de-Loire et Pays-de-la-Loire (Noms de lieux des bords de Loire, 2017). Il a également publié des études plus transversales : Les noms de lieux en France (rééd. 2008), La toponymie des voies romaines et médiévales (rééd. 2018), Animaux et noms de lieux (2010), Personnages illustres et noms de lieux. De Vercingétorix à Napoléon III (2013),

Dans ses publications (livres, articles), il s'attache à faire connaître ce versant d'un patrimoine parfois oublié, souvent négligé, que sont les noms de lieux de nos régions : villages, hameaux, écarts, lieux-dits, forêts, ruisseaux, parcelles... Ses recherches se concrétisent également par des actions de sensibilisation au travers des conférences, rencontres, stages, classes patrimoine, etc., démarches nécessaires pour répondre aux interrogations d'un public toujours plus curieux et exigeant.

**Conférence organisée par les Lyriades de la langue française.**

Onomastics on Twitter


One of the objectives of my blog e-Onomastics, is to argue that social media may enhance onomastic networking. It is actually obvious that the online discussions can lead to tangible, real-world social interactions. It is deemed necessary for onomasticians to engage with the public online, and during last years, researchers have seen increasing calls to maintain contacts with both the non-scientific public and scholars from other disciplines, especially by means of social media.


Let us go through the main media resources. And today we start with Twitter

I agree that before ever meeting in person, conversations on Twitter can serve as an icebreaker once two people finally meet in a conference or workshop setting. The scientists appear to favour more the use of Twitter. 

Because Twitter serves as an information filter for many scientists, publicizing onomastic articles on social media can alert researchers to interesting studies that they may not have otherwise come across. The online world can also broaden an onomastician's impact in the research world. Tweeting from conferences (discussing research developments, linking to journal articles or lab websites) can introduce other onomasticians to valuable content, and consequently provide networking opportunities for users who actively post during meetings. 

Here you will find the list of the most famous  onomastic twitter channels (with number of tweets by mid-2018) run by professional researchers or organisations, which study proper names.

Do you know other Twitter's channels where the names-related subjects are to be discussed? Thank you for letting me know!

The 2019 Geographic Names Conference of COGNA in Louisiana

The 2019 Geographic Names Conference of COGNA (Council of Geographic Names Authorities in the United States) will take place August 5-9, 2019, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are seeking presentation content, geographic names in nature, including regional topics, toponymic and cartographic themes encouraged. Presentations are for individual presentations or panel discussions.

This conference is the only conference that brings together the State Geographic Names Authorities (SNAs) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and provides participants a unique opportunity to share information and knowledge about the geographic naming process and research. There is no better way to network and benefit from the expertise of members and staff of the BGN, SNAs, Tribal authorities, other State and Federal mapping agencies, and members of the geospatial and academic communities.

The conferences are open to the public for registration fees.  Registration fees included all conference materials, welcome & closing receptions, and admission to all daytime conference sessions. 

Conferences conclude with an optional an educational-toponymic field workshop.

You can download the call for papers here. The deadline for abstracts is April 30, 2019.

Additional information on the conference is available at their website.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Откъде идват имената на българските планини

Thursday, March 14, 2019

1st Session of the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names 2019

Standardization of Geographical Names Matters

The 2019 Session of the “new” United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) will be convened from 29 April to 3 May 2019 at the UNHQ, conference room 2, in New York. The session, organized by the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, brings together over 150 experts from national naming authorities and academia to discuss strategies and methodologies by which the standardization of geographical names throughout the world can be advanced for the benefit of all citizens, Governments and non-governmental organizations.
Objectives
The Session aims to increase awareness of geographical names standardization, share the benefits that names provide to the daily functions in national economies and highlight its role as an enabler in preserving cultural heritage. It is hoped that delegates will be further empowered to strengthen their efforts to collect, manage and disseminate geographical names and forge partnerships and alliances to advance geographical names standardizations.
New Group of Experts
The Group of Experts has had a robust work programme spanning over 50 years, 30 sessions and 11 conferences and many significant milestones. In November 2017 as per ECOSOC resolution 2018/2, the group was dismantled and recreated with the same name and new working methods. The 2019 session therefore heralds the first session of the new body, with a new agenda and over 90 papers for information and discussion, covering topics such as toponymic training, place names supporting sustainable development, toponymic data files and gazetteers, romanization systems, exonyms, geographical names as cultural heritage, and toponymic guidelines for map and other editors for international use. In keeping with its new standing the group will be formally launching its new website and a prototype of the world geographical names database web GIS application. 
Other Activities
The week’s activities include special guest presentations, side events featuring working group and divisional meetings, an orientation session for new attendees and special workshops on “Linked Data Developments” and “The Unanswered Questions Relation to Indigenous Toponymy”. For more information on the session and session documents go to https://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo/UNGEGN/1st_session_UNGEGN.html
The meetings will be streamed on UNTV at http://webtv.un.org/

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Toponymie, projet de collecte des noms de lieux de la commune de Logonna

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L’association Ribin qui a pour objet la valorisation et l’entretien du petit patrimoine local (chemins, lavoirs, fontaines…etc), s’est aussi intéressée au patrimoine immatériel.
Un projet de collecte des noms de lieux de la commune de Logonna est donc engagé . Il s’agit de recueillir les noms de lieux qui n’ont pas été répertoriés sur les cartes et se transmettent oralement. Sont exclus de cette recherche les noms des parcelles privées que l’on peut trouver facilement dans les archives de la commune et les lieux dits figurant sur les cartes.
Cette microtoponymie est destinée à disparaître à court terme, car elle ne repose que sur la mémoire de certains. Elle illustre bien des aspects de la vie rurale des siècles passés dans la commune, des particularités botaniques, géologiques et autres.
A titre d’exemple voici quelques lieux connus des plus anciens (orthographe non garantie)
  • Toullic a louarn (à la pointe du Château)
  • Toul koch (entre le Bindy et le Yelen)
  • Poul lin (à Ste Marguerite)
  • Kareg a len (entre Pors Beach et Le Château)
  • Beg a hi
  • Le Dorgen
  • Reun ar vran
  • Enez vris (île tachetée, traduit actuellement par île grise)
On peut constater que la toponymie continue d’ailleurs d’évoluer, La Poste a rebaptisé « Ste Marguerite » un lieu-dit qui s’est toujours appelé Keroual, consacrant peut-être les usages des habitants les plus récents de la commune.
Une carte sera prochainement réalisée sur ce sujet.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Linguistic Landscape and Memory: Linguistics, geography and cultural studies in urban research



Conveners: M. Fabiszak, I. Buchstaller  



Date: 16-Sep-2019 - 18-Sep-2019 
Location: Poznań, Poland 
Contact Person: Malgorzata Fabiszak



Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics



Call Deadline: 22-Mar-2019 

(Session of 49th Poznań Linguistic Meeting) 


Place names provide the daily spatial framework for human activities. But beyond their mundane indexical importance as spatial reference landmarks, place names are inevitably loaded with history and ideology, reflecting the present and the past of people, places and nations. As Moszberger et al. (2002:5) point out, naming practices are particularly revelatory for tracing changes in representational politics. In cases of massive renamings, there is often a breach in the cultural transmission of collective memory, when younger generations treat the reworked cityscape as timeless and natural (Fabiszak & Brzezińska 2016, 2018). What for older generations is a revolutionary wiping out of old heroes and values they stood for, becomes the “natural order of things” (Fairclough 2003:2) for the younger generation. 

To date, research on street name changes has been conducted in different academic disciplines. LL studies and historical geography document and analyze commemorative renaming of streets following ideological shifts in recent history (Borowiak 2012, Karolczak 2005). Critical toponymy explores “power relations, public memory [and] identity formation” in commemorative renaming (Azaryahu 2012:388). More recently, researchers in collective memory have appealed for research to transgress disciplinary boundaries (Kaltenberg- Kwiatkowska 2011:138, Brzezińska & Chwieduk 2012:20-23). Similar calls for a rapprochement between research traditions have been voiced in LL research (Soukup & Amos 2016, Buchstaller & Alvanides 2016) and critical geography (Azaryahu 2011). 

In this thematic session we invite linguists, geographers, sociologists, ethnographers and representatives from related disciplines to contribute presentations revolving around the following questions: 

(1) What are the new trends in place / street (re-)naming practices? Who are the agents behind these (re-)namings? How do these renamings influence the “ideological robe of the city” (Zieliński 1994)? 
(2) How are these changes reported, legitimized and critiqued in the media? How are they received by grassroots inhabitants? 
(3) How can various disciplines researching place/street (re-)namings contribute to our understanding of these semiotic changes? How can we integrate the results received from different methods of data gathering and analysis into one holistic approach? 

Selected Bibliography: 

Azaryahu, M. 2011. “The Critical Turn and Beyond: The Case of Commemorative Street Naming”. ACME 10: 28-33. 
Arazyahu, M. 2012. “Hebrew, Arabic, English: The politics of multilingual street signs in Israeli cities”. Social & Cultural Geography13:1-19 
Backhaus, P. 2007. Linguistic Landscapes: A comparative study of urban multilingualism 
in Tokyo. Multilingual Matters. 
Berg, L. D. and J. Vualteenaho (eds.) 2016. Critical Toponymies. Routledge. 
Borowiak, P. 2012. “Nazewnictwo miejskie Poznania …”. In A. W. Brzezińska & A. Chwieduk (eds.) Miasto Poznań ... TIPI. 55-60. 

Buchstaller, I. & S. Alvanides. 2013. “Employing Geographical Principles for Sampling in … Dialectological Projects”. Journal of Linguistic Geography, Online. 
Fabiszak, M. & A. W. Brzezińska. 2018. Cmentarz, park, podwórko. Poznańskie przestrzenie pamięci. [Cemetery, park, yard. Poznan spaces of memory]. Scholar. 
Fairclough, Norman. 2003. Analysing discourse. Routledge. 
Kaltenberg-Kwiatkowska, E. 2011. “O oznaczaniu i naznaczaniu przestrzeni miasta”. Przegląd Socjologiczny 60: 135-165. 
Moszberger, M., Th. Rieger & L. Daul. 2002. Dictionnaire historique des rues de Strasbourg. Verger. 
Rose-Redwood, R., D. Alderman & M. Azaryahu (eds.) 2017. The political life of urban streetscapes. Routledge.

Call for Papers: 

Deadline for abstract submission is March 22, 2019. Abstracts should be submitted via the Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM) Easy Chair system. 

More details on the PLM website: http://wa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2019/Abstract_submission

Noms de lieux du pays de Lapleau (Corrèze)

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LES NOMS DE LIEUX DU PAYS DE LAPLEAU (CORRÈZE) par Yves Lavalade
Parmi les noms de lieux du Pays de Lapleau il s’en trouve qui intriguent à bon escient. Il est évident que Latronche n’est pas à prendre au premier degré. D’autres offrent un lot de surprises et un collectage sur le terrain, auprès des rares et derniers occitanophones n’est pas chose facile. Lapleau, la paroisse, nous renvoie à la piève corse, au pleu- breton ; à une racine latine. Aix (En Eis) s’appelle ainsi car il est entre deux ruisseaux. La Charlanne, Puyméjoux, Vasséjoux, Viéban, Pradiaumergue, Le Feix, Les Guénies requièrent des explications détaillées et poussées. Pareil pour Spontour, au bord de la Dordogne, qui eut son heure de gloire avec les fameux gabariers. Tous ces toponymes sont un trésor. Il était temps de les sauvegarder. Ils sont l’âme de ce pays.
Commander à L'ESPERLUETTE- Le Loubanel - 19260 - Treignac- 12 € et 4 € de port.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Iranische Personennamen in manichäischer Überlieferung

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Iranisches Personennamenbuch Band 2/Faszikel 1: Iranische Personennamen in manichäischer Überlieferung

Reihe: Iranisches Personennamenbuch, Band: II/Faszikel 1
Reihe: Iranische Onomastik, Band: 16
Verlag: VÖAW
Erscheinungsjahr: 2018
ISBN13: 978-3-7001-8216-0
Format: 
716 Seiten, 22,5x15cm, broschiert

Der Band bietet erstmals eine vollständige Sammlung der Personennamen, die in den iranischsprachigen Texten der Anhänger des Manichäismus, einer früheren dualistisch-synkretistischen Weltreligion (3.–14. Jahrhundert), bezeugt sind. Dieses äußerst heterogene Quellencorpus aus der zentralasiatischen Turfan-Oase (Xinjiang, China) datiert in die Blütezeit des Manichäismus im uighurischen Steppenreich und im Königreich von Qočo (8.–11. Jahrhundert), geht aber zum Teil auf ältere Vorlagen zurück. Es umfasst ca. 4700 Textfragmente in mittelpersischer, parthischer, soghdischer, baktrischer und neupersischer Sprache in manichäischer, soghdischer und alttürkischer Runenschrift. Die 766 Lemmata enthalten iranische, hybride und nichtiranische Namen, die die ethnische und religiöse Vielfalt der Menschen an der Seidenstraße widerspiegeln. Namenträger sind historische Personen sowie fiktive Figuren von Mythos und Literatur. Veraltete und abweichende Lesungen sowie „ghost names“ wurden als solche gekennzeichnet. Die Präsentation der Namen folgt den Vorgaben des Iranischen Personennamenbuchs. Jedes Lemma verzeichnet Transliteration und Transkription sowie alle Textbelege des Namens. Dabei sind auch Schreibvarianten, Textdubletten und Versionen in anderen Schriften oder Sprachen berücksichtigt. Darauf folgen prosopographische Angaben wie Titel, Amts- und Berufsbezeichnungen. Herangezogen wurden auch nichtiranische Manichaica, Schriften der arabischen Historiker sowie antihäretische christliche und zoroastrische Texte der Nebenüberlieferung. Sodann erfolgt die Deutung der Namen mit zum Teil weiterführender Diskussion. Ausführliche Indizes erschließen das untersuchte Material. Der Band ist von besonderem Interesse für Iranisten, Linguisten, Religionshistoriker und Historiker.

This volume presents for the first time a full collection of the personal names attested in Iranian sources of Manichaeism, an ancient dualistic and syncretistic world religion (3rd–14th century). This extremely heterogeneous corpus from the Central Asian Turfan oasis (Xinjiang, China) goes back to the golden age of Manichaeism in the Uygur steppe empire and the kingdom of Qočo (8th–11th century) but can be partly traced back to more ancient originals. It comprises ca. 4700 text fragments in Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Bactrian and New Persian written in Manichaean, Sogdian and Old Turkish runic scripts. The 766 entries contain Iranian, hybrid, and non-Iranian names, which reflect the ethnic and religious diversity of the peoples along the Silk Road. The name bearers are historical persons as well as fictitious characters from myth and literature. Obsolete and differing readings as well as “ghost names” are specifically marked. The presentation of the names follows the guidelines of the Iranisches Personennamenbuch. Each entry lists transliteration, transcription and all references of the name, including spelling variants, text duplicates and versions in other scripts or languages, followed by prosopographical data: titles, designations of offices or professions. Reference is made to indirect transmissions of the name (“Nebenüberlieferung”) in non-Iranian Manichaica, the writings of Arabic historians and in antiheretical Christian and Zoroastrian scriptures. At the end follows the morphological and etymological interpretation of the name. The explored material is displayed in detailed indexes. The volume is of special interest to specialists in Iranian studies, linguistics, religious studies and history.

Iris COLDITZ
ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Vorhaben Turfanforschung an der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

Prof. Dragoş Moldovanu est décédé


Le professeur Dragoş Moldovanu (né en 1941), linguiste roumain de renom, est décédé le 1er mars 2019. 

Il a commencé son activité scientifique en tant que lexicographe et, pendant de nombreuses années, a été le chef du département de toponymie de l’Institut de philologie roumaine « A. Philippide », ainsi que professeur titulaire à l’Université «  Alexandru Ioan Cuza » de Iaşi. Il était le coordinateur de la série Tezaurul toponimic al României. Moldova [Le Trésor toponymique de la Roumanie. Moldavie]. Après de nombreuses enquêtes toponymiques, il a développé la théorie des « champs toponymiques » qui peut et doit être appliquée à l’étude des noms de lieux et à la rédaction de dictionnaires toponymiques.

Il a également écrit d’importants articles sur l’histoire de la langue roumaine, stylistique, slavistique, linguistique générale, théorie des noms propres et onomastique. Il restera dans nos cœurs en tant que grand professeur, chercheur dévoué et cher collègue.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Expert on Albanian Onomastics will be hired in Serbia

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This vacancy is open only for the applicants with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.


In partnership with the Protector of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia and the Albanian National Minority Council (NMC), the OSCE Mission to Serbia has commissioned an assessment of the right to writing personal names and surnames in the official documents in the Albanian language and script for members of the Albanian national minority.
In 2017, the Protector of Citizens drafted a special report with recommendations on the implementation of the right to the use of the Albanian language and script. One recommendation relates to the creation of a catalogue of the most frequent Albanian names and surnames. As previously confirmed by staff working in the administration in southern Serbia municipalities and towns, as well as by Albanian NMC representatives, such a catalogue would be a valuable tool for administrative staff working in hospitals, maternity wards and birth registries, which are in direct contact with the native speakers of Albanian, to accurately write their personal names, both in Albanian and Cyrillic script.
In order to develop a catalogue of Albanian names and surnames for administrative use, the Mission will partner with the Republic of Serbia’s Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, the Co-ordination Body for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, the Protector of Citizens and the Albanian NMC. The developed catalogue would be available online and would be open for the addition of new names and surnames.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Therefore, the Mission requires the services of three consultants to develop a catalogue of the most frequent Albanian names and surnames by collecting and recording data written in the birth registries in six local self-government units (Nis, Leskovac, Vranje, Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja) from 1950s onward. Each consultant will cover two local self-government units. Under the supervision of the OSCE National Programme Officer on National Minorities, each consultant will be responsible for:
  1. Attending meetings with the representatives of relevant municipalities and staff working on birth registries;
  2. Collecting and recording data about Albanian names and surnames inscribed in the birth registries in the two local self-government units assigned to him/her, from the 1950s onward;
  3. Harmonizing the entries with those recorded by the two other consultants in the four municipalities assigned to them;
  4. Producing the catalogue containing the most frequent Albanian names and surnames separated and sorted in alphabetical order;
  5. Performing any other tasks necessary for the development of catalogue.


Necessary Qualifications

  • Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
  • University degree in Albanian language or linguistics; or a university degree in another relevant field in humanities or social studies with professional experience in Albanian language;
  • Professional fluency in Albanian and Serbian languages, both oral and written;
  • Very good command of English language;
  • Proven knowledge of administration, administrative procedures and records management;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
  • Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural, national and religious background;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE Competency Model available at: https://jobs.osce.org/osce-competency-model.


Required competencies

Core values
  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Core competencies
  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities


Remuneration Package

Each expert will be employed on a Special Service Agreement covering a total period of 3 working months, starting approx. from 10 April 2019, and will be paid a total amount not exceeding 750 EUR, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience.
In addition, travel and accommodation expenses related to this consultancy will be reimbursed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.


How To Apply

Please apply online through the OSCE website (https://jobs.osce.orgno later than 19 March 2019. Only applications received through the OSCE website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 1 April 2019 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, or offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.

Региональный семинар-совещание: «Ономастика: бүгіні мен ертеңі»

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28 февраля 2019 года Управление по развитию языков ВКО в Бескарагайском районе провело региональный семинар-совещание  на тему: «Ономастика: бүгіні мен ертеңі».
В работе семинара приняли участие специалисты Управления по развитию языков ВКО, руководители и специалисты отделов культуры, развития языков г. Семей, г. Курчатов, Бородулихинского района, заместитель акима Бескарагайского района Баталов Б., акимы сельских округов, директора школ,  жители Бескарагайского района и СМИ.
На совещании обсуждалась работа, проведенная в области ономастики.
 В связи с поручением Главы государства  затрагивалась тема об упорядочении    ономастических названий и возрождении исторических наименований, замене   идеологически устаревших и повторяющихся географических названий, о введении ограничения на присвоение имен людей объектам, административно-территориальным единицам и их составным частям.  
С докладом на тему «Облыстағы ономастикалық жұмыстардың басты бағыттары» выступила руководитель отдела ономастической работы и анализа Управления по развитию языков ВКО Толемысова Р. С докладом на тему «Өңірдегі елді мекендердің тарихи атауларын жаңғыртайық!» выступил профессор университета им. Шакарима города Семей Кандидат исторических наук Исин. А. Заслушана информация руководителя отдела внутренней политики и культуры, развития языков Бескарагайского района  Калтаевой А.
Присутствующие высказали предложения о необходимости изучения вопросов наименования исторических названий.
Данные предложения приняты к сведению.

Welcome to the Polish Onomastic Society!

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I am very happy and proud to announce that the Polish Onomastic Society is now affiliated to ICOS - International Council of Onomastic Sciences!

The Polish Onomastic Society was established in 2018. It is a court‑registered association. 

According to the Statute the Society’s goal is:
  • to support and to initiate scientific linguistic and interdisciplinary research on proper names and to disseminate and promote the findings,
  • to support and to initiate scientific linguistic and interdisciplinary international cooperation in the field of proper names,
  • to support the scientific and general-public-oriented activities aimed at dissemination of the findings of proper name research,
  • to support the development of onomastics as a scientific branch of linguistics as well as concern for the formal, legal, and institutional framework of doing onomastics in Poland as well as in other countries,
  • to increase the visibility and impact of the onomastic research in the Polish and international scientific community, especially among linguists,
  • to integrate the Polish and international onomastic milieu,
  • to disseminate the onomastic knowledge in the general public and to promote reflection on proper names.

The Society gathers representatives of various linguistic subdisciplines as well as representatives of other science branches, whose main or secondary research field is constituted by proper names. The membership is available to everybody willing to collaborate on achieving the Society’s goals, regardless of his/her citizenship and affiliation.
We invite you to learn more about the Society’s activities as well as about the Members of the Polish Onomastic Society.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Research Analyst is sought at NameAPI

NameAPI

Research Analyst, Cluj

About us

Optimaize SRL, a Swiss software company with development office since 2006 in Cluj-Napoca (Cipariu), develops the global leading software for handling personal names. 

About the job

Names are at the base of our software. Our research team studies one culture at a time to understand their naming practices, and collects and classifies names in cooperation with native freelancers.
- naming practices - name statistics - orthography and phonetics - blog writing
To further improve and extend our product, we're looking for a self-organized person.
Being a small company, every brain counts. Our team will guide you to become an experienced, productive researcher. The tasks are adjusted to skills, capabilities and preferences.

About you

Universities don't produce the exact candidate for this job. We're flexible, but you have to bring something to the team.
Hard facts:
  • graduated from a state university, preferably Faculty of Letters, alternatively Sociology, Journalism, Anthropology, Public Relations/Communication. Possibly a final-year student.
  • advanced English speaking and writing
  • advanced computer skills
Desired:
  • informatics high school degree 
  • foreign languages
  • working experience
  • article writing skills
Attitude:
  • organized, self motivated
  • positive person
  • results driven "finishes the job"
  • extreme attention to detail

What we offer

We offer a place in an open-minded and professional young team where your ideas and work are valued.
  • competitive salary
  • super flexible schedule (quality of work counts, not office hours)
  • a friendly work environment
  • training on the job
  • an interesting job where you can gain knowledge on the traditions and unique characteristics of many cultures in the world
  • best ideas and arguments win (not hierarchy or job title)
  • authentic Swiss chocolate from the candy bar

If you're excited about being part of a dedicated team, and doing work that actually makes a difference, then send us your English CV to career at optimaize.com.

Conférence "Les noms de lieux à Moëlan" avec Albert Deshayes

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Les noms de lieux à Moëlan 

avec Albert Deshayes



Albert Deshayes, éminent linguiste et spécialiste de toponymie bretonne, viendra parler des noms de lieux de Moëlan et de leur modification au cours des siècles (intervention en français).



Gratuit



 Lieu de l'événement :


Bibliothèque municipale de Moëlan
Rue des Ecoles

29350 Moëlan-sur-Mer

Dates et horaires :



Submit your papers for the GeoNames19 Simposium!

ICOS

Dear colleagues!

The Austrian Board on Geographical Names (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kartographische Ortsnamenkunde in der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft und in Verbindung mit der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, short "Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kartographische Ortsnamenkunde" (AKO), is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. 
Therefore we are pleased to invite you to the anniversary conference with the topic
"Place Names and Migration"
from 6-9 November 2019 in Vienna.
The conference will take place at the premises of the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV) in Vienna. Find attached the first circular including the registration form as pdf-file. Further information on the conference can be found at http://ortsnamen.at/ako50/.
We hope that the topic will be of interest to you and we are looking forward to welcoming you as a speaker or guest at the event.
Registration is open already. Please send the registration form to gerhard.rampl@uibk.ac.at.
Yours sincerely,
the organization team:
Dr. Gerhard Rampl (Chairman of AKO)
Regina Falkensteiner, MSc (Deputy Chairwoman of AKO)
HR Prof. h.c. Univ. doc. Dr. Peter Jordan (Honorary Chairman of AKO)

Monday, March 4, 2019

85. Geburtstag: Professor für Namenforschung Karlheinz Hengst



Dem ehemaligen "Professor für Namenforschung" Karlheinz Hengst herzliche Glückwünsche zum 85. Geburtstag am 2. März 2019!



Ein großer Vertreter der „Leipziger Namenforschung“ feiert  seinen 85. Geburtstag. Seit 67 Jahren, also bereits seit Studienzeiten, ist Karlheinz Hengst engstens verbunden mit der Universität Leipzig. Grund genug, um ihn hochleben zu lassen, zumal er bis zum heutigen Tag und man möchte sagen „produktiver denn je“ zu namenkundlichen Themen publiziert und uns Mitarbeitern des Namenkundlichen Zentrums als Berater, insbesondere bei der Erklärung slavischer Namen zur Seite steht, wofür wir sehr herzlich danken und alles erdenklich Gute wünschen. Viele unserer Studierenden erinnern sich dankbar an seine tollen Lehrangebote und sein pädagogisches Geschick. Ad multos annos!

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