Sunday, June 26, 2022

Place names in Palestine (Vortrag von Prof. Mahdi Arar)

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Das Interdisziplinäre Zentrum für Dialekte und Sprachvariation (IZD) lädt im Rahmen des Forschungskolloquiums „Onomastik“ herzlich ein zum Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Mahdi Arar (Bir Zeit University) zum Thema:

Place names in Palestine.

Montag, 27. Juni 2022, 18.15 – 19.45 Uhr

Hybrid: Raum C702, Bismarckstr. 1, Erlangen und Zoom

 

Alle Termine des Forschungskolloquiums und die Zugangsdaten für Zoom finden Sie auf

https://www.dialektforschung.phil.fau.de/

Colloque "L'Algérie: société, nation et nomination"

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Intitulé "L'Algérie: société, nation et nomination", ce colloque est organisé par le Haut-Commissariat à l'Amazighité (HCA), l'Université d'Oran Ahmed Ben Ahmed, le Centre national en anthropologie sociale et culturelle (CRASC) et la Société algérienne savante d'onomastique (SASO).

Inscrit au programme officiel des activités culturelles et scientifiques de la 19ème édition des Jeux méditerranéens d'Oran, le colloque aura à se pencher sur des thèmes liés aux domaines de l'onomastique algérienne, dans ce qui constitue la nation algérienne, ses noms et leurs significations. Il s'agit, avant tout, d'apporter des "éclairages quant à l'existence d'une identité onomastique typiquement algérienne", expliquent les organisateurs.

Selon le secrétaire général du HCA, Si El Hachemi Assad, "cette collaboration fructueuse, élargie à l'Université d'Oran et au CRASC, permet de définir et d'affiner davantage les approches scientifiques et les outils méthodologiques œuvrant dans le sens des interactions entre le territoire algérien et son peuplement, l'unité nationale et sa cohésion sociale".

Parmi les axes de réflexion retenus par les organisateurs pour ce colloque, figurent notamment "l'Algérianité: nation et identité onomastique à travers l'histoire, l'onomastique algérienne et ses strates linguistiques, l'onomastique algérienne et ses références sémantiques et l'onomastique algérienne pendant la colonisation française".

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Primer Coloquio "Los topónimos: denominaciones espaciales dentro y fuera de las representaciones cartográficas".

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Primer coloquio “Los topónimos: denominaciones espaciales dentro y fuera de las representaciones cartográficas”


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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Mapping female names in Ukraine from 1925 to 1995


Протягом 20 століття на території України дуже часто виникала і згасала мода на різноманітні імена. На щастя, завдяки проекту “Рідні”, ми зможемо відстежити які імена були популярні і коли, в розрізі аж до районів за період з 1925 до 1995 років. Спробуємо проаналізувати отриману інформацію і просто розважитися. Карта імен: https://ridni.org/forename/ Карта імен 1925-1995 рр.: https://ridni.org/forenames/#female1925 #Україна #Карта #Імена

Friday, June 17, 2022

Project Coordinator for Toponymy in BC is sought

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Government of BC – Project Coordinator – Toponymy

Posted on June 15, 2022 by Kirstin

Project Coordinator – Toponymy
Administrative Officer N18

Posting Title : ADMN O 18N – Project Coordinator – Toponymy
Position Classification: Administrative Officer R18
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $56,032.51 – $63,565.27 annually
Close Date: 7/6/2022
Job Type : Regular Full Time
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Tourism, Arts, Culture & Sport
Ministry Branch / Division: Heritage Branch/Tourism Sector Strategy Division

Read Full Job listing and Apply Here 

Job Summary

An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

The mission of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport is to enrich economic and community well-being through thriving arts, culture, creative, tourism, and sport sectors.

The ministry’s vision is for British Columbia’s tourism industry to create opportunities for people to have a better life through community enhancement, sustainable growth and climate action. Stewardship of the industry is rooted in principles of diversity, inclusivity, reconciliation and partnerships.

The BC Geographical Names Office, operating within the Heritage Branch, is responsible for the management and administration of place naming in British Columbia. The Heritage Branch encourages and facilitates the recognition and safeguarding of B.C.’s cultural heritage through the development and implementation of tangible and intangible heritage policies and programs. The Heritage Branch currently manages programs related to heritage capacity building, geographical names, historic places recognition, fossil management and the stewardship of physical heritage resources.

The Project Coordinator – Toponymy’s role is to provide technical project management coordination functions for a variety of large-scale complex projects throughout the project management life-cycle (i.e. initiation, planning, execution, control and close-out). In addition, is directly accountable for assigned portions (e.g., sub projects) of larger projects as a project team member in the Geographical Names Office.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact trent.thomas@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Post-secondary education or training in project management, linguistics, geography or related field.
    • Preference may be given to candidates with a degree in cultural geography, Indigenous Studies, GIS, historical cartography, British Columbia history, library sciences, or anthropology.
    • Preference may be given to candidates with culturally-grounded education, training, or experiences within an Indigenous community or organization.

Experience

  • Working with Indigenous governments and communities.
  • Providing project management and coordination services for assigned projects.
  • Communicating across diverse cultures.
  • Conducting historical research and developing reference materials.
  • Proficient with technology and software such as all Microsoft Office tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with GIS (Oracle, ESRI), web mapping applications, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop), Corel Draw, Audacity, or similar applications.

Preference may be given to candidates:

  • Who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit); and/or,
  • Have experience working within government organizations.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Revue internationale d’onomastique (RIO) est à présent disponible en ligne

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L’ensemble de la collection de la Revue internationale d’onomastique (RIO) est à présent disponible en ligne sur le site Persée >>>



Lexicalisation des noms de marques en français et en slovaque

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LEXICALISATION DES NOMS DES MARQUES EN FRANÇAIS ET EN SLOVAQUE

Katarína ChovancovaLudmila MeskovaSimona Krafcikova

Préface de Gilles Rouet

Collection : Dixit Grammatica
 
  • Bilingue : français - slovaque

  • Renault ou renolt ? Gauloise ou gauloiska ? Comment les marques traversent-elles les frontières ? Cet ouvrage, consacré à la question de la lexicalisation des noms de marques en français et en slovaque, apporte sa contribution à cette branche encore peu explorée de l'onomastique commerciale dédiée à la migration lexicale en proposant des pistes pour mieux comprendre ce phénomène symptomatique de l'interpénétration économique et culturelle des sociétés mondialisées.


    • Date de publication : 31 mai 2022
    • Broché - format : 15,5 x 24 cm • 232 pages
    • Langue : français
    • Bilingue : slovaque
    • ISBN : 978-2-14-026307-1
    • EAN13 : 9782140263071
    • EAN PDF : 9782140263088
    • (Imprimé en France)

    Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    Isle of Axholme Place-Names: Discovering the landscape through the language of place-names

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    This website has been created to complement the Isle of Axholme Exhibition taking place from March to October 2022 at the North Lincolnshire Museum. At the exhibition place-name research is showcased alongside a celebration of the work of the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership, which aims to reconnect the local community with their unique landscape and heritage. You can also visit the exhibition via a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home.

    Studying place-names can help us to discover valuable information about the language, history, and landscape of the places where we live. In each themed menu you will find sub-menus with additional information relating to the theme. For example, in this menu you can read about The Isle Through Time, investigate the links in the Ride Around Axholme, and experience the landscape of Crowle Moors. Discover more about place-names, including a clickable map, field-names and watery names, in the Place-Names menu. A range of educational materials suitable for use in schools and adult education settings is provided in the Resources menu. The Talks and Workshops menu lists a broad programme of events running alongside the exhibition. Finally, Meet the Author – feedback and suggestions are welcome!

    This website has been designed by Kathryn Bullen, PhD researcher in place-names in the School of English at the University of Nottingham, and is part of a Midlands4Cities funded placement.

    Kathryn’s research aims to discover what place-names in the Isle of Axholme can tell us about the historical change to society and culture in North Lincolnshire, which lies within the area historically known as the Danelaw.

    Presentation of the Toponimízate 2022 Campaign


    The President of the Royal Galician Academy, Víctor F. Freixanes, and the Secretary General of Linguistic Policy, Valentín García, presented the Toponimizate 2022 campaign on 8th June 2022, the initiative to disseminate Galician toponymy that will reach 17 municipalities in the country.

    An important part of the Toponimízate Initiative focuses on the collaborative toponymic collection platform created jointly by Real Academia Galega and Xunta de Galicia, Galicia Nomeada, which already has more than 2600 collaborators. Thanks to them, more than 43,000 microtoponyms have been recovered and made available to all Galician citizens online since the public launch of this digital tool, at the end of 2019.


    A iniciativa de divulgación da toponimia galega Toponimízate. Falámosche dos nomes da túa terra duplica neste ano 2022 a oferta de actividades e chegará a 17 concellos. Coordinada pola Real Academia Galega, en colaboración coa Secretaría Xeral de Política Lingüística da Xunta de Galicia, a campaña chega á súa quinta edición co obxectivo principal de difundir o valor da riqueza toponímica e involucrar a moitos colaboradores e colaboradoras no gran proxecto colectivo de salvagarda dos nomes de lugar a través da aplicación Galicia Nomeada.

    Pantón, Sada, Laza, Chandrexa de Queixa, A Fonsagrada, Covelo, Castrelo de Miño, Rodeiro, Fisterra, Ortigueira, Allariz, Oleiros, Ponteareas, Forcarei, Zas, Guntín e O Incio son os concellos onde se impartirán as charlas da campaña. Nesta nova xeira procurouse escoller concellos onde a microtoponimia –nomes de leiras, montes, regatos, fontes, penedos...– corre maior risco de se perder, quer por viviren un forte despoboamento nas últimas décadas (por exemplo Laza, A Fonsagrada, O Incio ou Chandrexa de Queixa), quer por sufriren amplos procesos de transformación do territorio ao seren concellos próximos a grandes vilas e cidades (Oleiros, Ponteareas, Allariz...). Tívose en conta ademais o feito de que moitos dos concellos elixidos non foron obxecto de traballos de recolla na época que estivo activo o Proxecto Toponimia de Galicia (2000-2011), o que fai aínda máis necesaria esta iniciativa que procura tamén acadar novas persoas colaboradoras para plataforma Galicia Nomeada.

    O presidente da Real Academia Galega, Víctor F. Freixanes, e o secretario xeral de Política Lingüística, Valentín García, presentaron este mércores na sede da RAG a campaña. As sesións de Toponimízate, como en edicións anteriores, serán impartidas por Vicente Feijoo, coordinador técnico do Seminario de Onomástica da Real Academia Galega e de Galicia Nomeada, contando coa colaboración do académico electo Gonzalo Navaza na elaboración das etimoloxías.

    Víctor F. Freixanes salientou o valor cultural e simbólico da toponimia e da importancia de iniciativas coma esta que contribúen á súa divulgación e conservación. “A toponimia forma parte da nosa memoria histórica. Cada nome de lugar ten detrás a historia do país, o tempo dos avós que se transmite aos netos. Esta campaña está pensada para informar e sensibilizar a sociedade sobre o noso patrimonio, e para facela partícipe dun valor que nos enriquece e que nos dá un sitio no mundo. Para a RAG é moi importante implicar a xente na afirmación e reivindicación do noso patrimonio”, expresou o presidente da institución.

    O representante da Consellería de Cultura, Educación, Formación Profesional e Universidades fixo fincapé tamén “na importancia deste patrimonio inmaterial que temos o deber de protexer, coidar e divulgar, especialmente nas novas xeracións”. Valentín García salientou nesta liña que cómpre ademais promover a colaboración na recolla colectiva da microtoponimia, tratando de “involucrar o maior número de persoas posibles e facendo medrar esta nosa obra colectiva”.

    Datas programadas
    As charlas de Toponimízate constan de varios bloques temáticos. O primeiro incide na riqueza toponímica de Galicia e o risco que corre de perderse; a continuación explícase minuciosamente o funcionamento da aplicación colaborativa Galicia Nomeada, coa que a veciñanza pode engadir na plataforma os topónimos que coñeza; a terceira parte céntrase nas utilidades prácticas para a Administración, o mundo da investigación e para a sociedade en xeral desta información cultural, unha vez  está xeorreferenciada e normativizada; e, por último, dáse conta do significado dos nomes de parroquias e aldeas de cada concello.

    O concello lucense de Pantón abrirá o pano de Toponimízate 2022 o venres 17 de xuño no salón de actos da Casa da Cultura. Para o mes de xullo están reservadas tres datas: a primeira, o día 4 no Centro para a atención de persoas maiores de Mondego, en Sada, e terá como público de excepción os maiores sadenses, gardiáns da toponimia deste concello das Mariñas coruñesas, un concello, coma tantos outros, no que urxe recoller a microtoponimia. A segunda será o día 8, na Casa do Concello de Laza, ás 20:00 horas; e a terceira das charlas será en Chandrexa de Queixa, o venres, 29 de xullo, no antigo colexio de Celeiros. Xa en agosto, chegará a quenda do concello da Fonsagrada, o venres 19 a partir das 19:00 horas ao Salón de actos municipal dos Chaos.

    Tras as citas do verán, o groso da campaña desenvolverase, como é habitual, no outono. Covelo será a sexta das paradas, o venres 30 de setembro, ás 11:30 horas. En outubro a campaña continuará en Castrelo de Miño (mércores, 5 de outubro ás 11:30 horas no CEIP Castrelo de Miño); Rodeiro (venres, 7 de outubro ás 20:00 no Centro Cultural Manuel Lamazares); Fisterra (luns, 10 de outubro ás 17:00 horas no salón de actos da Casa do Concello); Ortigueira (xoves, 20 de outubro ás 11:00 h no Teatro da Beneficiencia); Allariz (venres, 21 de outubro ás 20:00 horas na Casa da Cultura) e Oleiros (venres, 28 de outubro, ás 20:00 h no Auditorio da Fábrica, en Perillo).

    Para novembro quedan as restantes citas, que serán en Ponteareas (mércores, 9 de novembro ás 20:00 horas no Auditorio Municipal); Forcarei (venres, 18 de novembro, ás 12:00 horas no CEIP Nosa Señora das Dores de Forcarei); Zas (luns, 21 de novembro, ás 16:30 h na sala de usos múltiples do IES Maximino Romero de Lema de Baio); Guntín (mércores, 23 de novembro ás 12:00 horas na Casa da Cultura); e, finalmente, no Incio (venres 25 de novembro ás 19:00 horas no salón de usos múltiples do Casa do Concello).

    Coas 17 sesións que se van levar a cabo este ano, a campaña Toponimízate. Falámosche dos nomes da túa terra chega xa a un total de 70 concellos do país.


    Máis de 43000 microtopónimos recuperados
    Unha parte importante das charlas Toponimízate teñen como centro de atención a plataforma colaborativa de recolla toponímica creada conxuntamente entre a Real Academia Galega e a Xunta de Galicia, Galicia Nomeada, que conta xa con máis de 2600 as persoas colaboradoras. Grazas a elas, foron máis de 43000 os microtopónimos recuperados e postos á disposición de toda a cidadanía galega na rede desde o lanzamento público desta ferramenta dixital, a finais do 2019. Este exército de voluntarios culturais engadiu nomes de 292 concellos galegos. Estas achegas resultan de especial relevancia naqueles municipios en que non se realizou o traballo de campo do Proxecto Toponimia de Galicia, como Marín, Vilaboa, Petín, O Irixo ou Silleda, por citar só algúns dos concellos onde máis achegas se fixeron.

    Neste último, Silleda, un dos principais colaboradores foi o IES Pintor Colmeiro. Este instituto é un dos máis de trinta centros educativos que forman parte do proxecto e que levaron a toponimia ás aulas ou aos proxectos docentes a través de iniciativas do profesorado ou dos equipos de dinamización lingüística. Recentemente sumáronse o IES Illa de Arousa, o IES Marqués de Sargadelos, o IES Terra de Soneira ou o CPI O Mosteiro de Meis. Durante a campaña Toponimízate deste ano tamén se incorporarán outros centros de ensino como o IES Maximino Romero de Lema de Baio, o CEIP Nosa Señora das Dores de Forcarei ou o CEIP Castrelo de Miño.

    As persoas interesadas en colaborar na recuperación da toponimia tradicional poden contactar cos responsables de Galicia Nomeada a través da web, do correo electrónico toponimia@academia.gal ou no teléfono 881 995 322.

    Sunday, June 12, 2022

    Conference "Transformation and Transposition of Onomastic Categories in Slavic Languages”

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    Original title "Transformácia a transpozícia onomastických kategórií v slovanských jazykoch"

    On May 25, 2022, the conference was held at the Institute of Ukrainian Studies. It is titled: Transformation and transposition of onomastic categories in Slavic languages.
    The conference is an output of the project of Professor Svitlana Pachomová (Director of SIC Slovakistics, Head of the Department of Slovak Studies, member of the Ukrainian Committee of Slavists)
    This event is part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the University of Preshov.

           





















    25. mája 2022 sa konala na Inštitúte ukrajinistiky medzinárodná vedecká konferencia na tému: Transformácia a transpozícia onomastických kategórií v slovanských jazykoch.
    Konferencia je výstupom z projektu profesorky Svitlany Pachomovej VEGA, č. 1/0575/20.

    Toto podujatie je súčasťou osláv 25. výročia vzniku Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove.


    Organizačný výbor konferencie: prof. Svitlana Pachomová, doc. Halyna Kuz, doc. Peter Karpinský a doc. Oľha Madyar.

    Digging up the evidence of Axholme place-names

    Friday, June 10, 2022

    Dictionnaire des noms de famille en Pays d’Oc

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    Genre : Linguistique
    Secteur : Linguistique
    Occitan : Un peu
    Support : Livre
    Date : 2022
    Extent : 392 p.
    Créateur : Lagarde, André
    Fait partie de : Letras d'òc


    Descobrir e conéisser l’origina e la significacion dels noms de familha (« d’ostal »), d’aquela dels vesins, dels amics o de personatges de bèl temps a tanplan coma d’uèi, vaquí la tòca e l’ambicion d’aqueste libre, dels Alps als Pirenèus, de las còstas del Gòlf de Gasconha duscas las de la Miègterrana.

    E, plan solide, en País d’Òc, es la lenga occitana o lenga d’òc, lenga romanica sortida del latin, la sorga de mantun nom de persona. Los mots del païsatge, los noms de mestièrs, los noms d’origina, los escais venguts noms d’ostal, atal se desplegan dins totas las variacions de la lenga, de Lemosin a Provença, de Bearn e Gasconha a Carcin e Roèrgue, de Lengadòc a Auvèrnha, dels Alps als Pirenèus…

    Andrieu Lagarda, bon coneisseire de l’occitan e pòrtavotz de la cultura populara d’òc, reculhiguèt pacientosament pendent un mont d’annadas la matèria d’aqueste diccionari, que lo botèt en forma per la nòstra edicion lo Cristian Lagarda. Porgís al public mai ample lo frut reculhit de longa, organizat e presentat d’un biais tan simple coma de bon fisar. Al fial de las paginas, cadun i podrà trapar matèria per descobrir.

    The Westmeath Field Names Recording Project


    Aengus Ó Fionnagáin, lecturer in Irish in University of Limerick, is speaking about the field names recording project he is coordinating in the Westmeath area. Tosaíonn an t-agallamh Gaeilge le hAengus ag: 10.18 nóim. Near FM & Raidió na Life, 7 June / Meitheamh 2022. # Aengus Ó Fionnagáin / Finnegan # Westmeath County Council / Comhairle Contae na hIarmhí # Darren J. Prior / Mac an Phríora # Tionscadal Ainmneacha Páirce na hIarmhí # OS200 Ireland Mapped # University of Limerick / Ollscoil Luimnigh # Creative Ireland / Éire Ildánach # The Heritage Council / An Chomhairle Oidhreachta

    "Johnny Appleseed: Proper Names and the Common Apple" by Christine De Vinne


    ANS 2022, January 22, 2022 "Johnny Appleseed: Proper Names and the Common Apple" Christine De Vinne (Ursuline College, Cleveland, Ohio, USA) Grown commercially in 32 states, with an annual crop of over 11 billion pounds, the apple is one of the most popular fruits consumed in the US. Nutritious, easy to transport, and readily available, the apple is so widely sold that many of its varieties have become household words: Granny Smith, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, and more. This paper explores multiple ways in which proper names are associated with this common fruit. The apple’s scientific name, Malus domestica, points to the species Malus, which originated in Asia in wild form, now classified as Malus sieversii. Today the domestic species include close to 8,000 cultivars, each propagated from cuttings rather than unreliable pips. Modern US agriculture promotes particular varieties, which twenty-first century marketing highlights in advertisements and sells to the public at different price points, some related to crop production, others to taste, texture, and appearance. Among the human species, many orchardists and enthusiasts around the world have found their names interwoven with that of the fruit, including Australian midwife Maria Anne Smith, source of the Granny Smith, and nurseryman and Swedenborgian missionary John Chapman, better known in the US Midwest as Johnny Appleseed. Combining insights from the study of scientific names, commercial names, and anthroponyms, the paper discusses the naming history of the apple, humans whose names are associated with its cultivation, and some projections about the fate of curiously named heirloom apples in the face of decreasing bio-diversity. A 25-year member and past president of ANS, Christine De Vinne studies names in their literary and cultural contexts. As book review editor and member of the Editorial Board for Names: A Journal of Onomastics.

    UNGEGN webinar "Developing Digital Gazetteers Using Free and Open-Source Software"

    Monday, June 6, 2022

    A Frequency Dictionary of Proper Names in a Seventeenth-Century Original Text


    Oksana Nika , Svitlana Hrytsyna Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 60 Volodymyrska St, Kyiv, 01033, Ukraine In this paper, we have shown the features of our work at different stages of creating the Frequency Dictionary of Proper Names in a Seventeenth-Century Original Text – from preparing the ancient original text, compiling the Dictionary of Proper Names, classification of proper names into groups to the calculating the frequency of proper names in the text and presentation of the obtained results in a dictionary constructed in the descending frequency order. This is significant because:

    1) the historical specificities of the textual material of the 17th century and its disclosure at the preparatory and subsequent stages of compiling this dictionary are taken into account;

    2) groups of proper names are as detailed as possible, which makes it possible to establish both the ratio of proper names to the total number of words in the text and the frequency representation of each of the 24 groups of proper names;

    3) the homonymy of proper names is removed by establishing hypero-hyponymic relations and contexts;

    4) single- and multicomponent proper names are taken into account;

    5) the problem of proper names variation is analyzed;

    6) the figurative usage of proper names as part of stylistic tropes is also taken into account

    La médaille du Département pour le toponymiste Stéphane Gendron

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    Stéphane Gendron, illustre Véretzois, était à l’honneur vendredi 3 juin à la mairie de Véretz pour recevoir la médaille de Département, remise par Laurent Thieux, conseiller départemental.




    En présence de Gilles Augereau, maire de Véretz, et Patrick Bourdy, conseiller départemental honoraire, Dominique Soulas De Russel, président de la Société historique du Véretzois, a présenté, de manière savante et humoristique, cet inventeur créatif, sorte de « Bernard Palissy » ou « Géo Trouvetou », aux talents à géométrie variable. Judoka, musicien (piano, flûte) ténor de l’ensemble Jacques-Moderne, directeur et professeur de piano à l’école de musique de Loches, toponymiste, membre de la Société française d’onomastique et du groupe d’expert aux Nations Unies pour les noms géographiques, auteur d’ouvrages sur la toponymie régionale, professeur et formateur à l’Institut du travail social et à la Croix-Rouge, artiste aux créations polymorphes et inclassables, chroniqueur radio… Un autodidacte qui ne s’arrête jamais, toujours curieux, à la grande modestie et humilité, qui valorise constamment la Touraine.

    Добірка студій професора Михайла Худаша. Історична ономастика, мовні портрети, спогади

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    «Добірка студій професора Михайла Худаша: історична ономастика, мовні портрети, спогади» – це дібрані праці мовознавця-класика, який, відійшовши у вічність 11 травня 2011 року, залишив неоціненний доробок у царині історичної ономастики як неспростовне відображення українських етногенетичних процесів. «Добірка…» складається з трьох основних тематичних досліджень: історична ономастика, зокрема етимологізування антропонімів (назв людей), етнонімів (назв народів), топонімів (населених пунктів) і назв племен як визначальних символів українського та слов’янського етнотворення; мовні портрети знакових мовознавців та видатних постатей Галичини як символів свого часу і розвитку українського мовознавства; спогади про своїх учителів та колег як дороги до неминущих, глибоких і життєдайних почуттів. Ця «Добірка…» – вияв виняткової шани Учителеві, який зоставив джерело інтелектуальної сили для кожного українця, що прагне пізнати своє походження через слово-онім. Для філологів, істориків, етнографів, культурологів та широкого загалу читачів.


    В СмолГУ состоялась международная конференция по ономастике

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    30 мая в Смоленском государственном университете состоялась международная конференция. Мероприятие носило название «Студенческая ономастика в Смоленске и Витебске: проблемы и перспективы исследования». Его организаторами стали преподаватели филологического факультета СмолГУ и Витебского университета им. П.М. Машерова.  На конференции свои доклады по ономастике представили молодые исследователи России и Беларуси.

    «У нас достаточно весомая ономастическая школа. Можно сказать, что Смоленск уже стал одним из центров развития ономастики», – рассказала Наталья Савченкова,  заместитель начальника управления по научной работе СмолГУ. 

    Saturday, June 4, 2022

    Call for Editor at Onomastica Canadiana

     Onomastica Canadiana is inviting applications for a new Editor. A team of two Co-Editors will also be considered. This voluntary position will be available from August 1, 2022. The initial term will be three years, with renewal upon mutual agreement.

    Onomastica Canadiana was established in 1951 and moved to an online and open-access format in 2022. It is the official, bilingual, peer-reviewed journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names. Its principal objectives are to promote the study of names in Canada and abroad, as well as to exchange ideas among onomatologists, toponymists, and scholars in the related fields of literary onomastics and linguistic aspects of names. Onomastica Canadiana welcomes submissions such as research articles, review articles, opinion articles and commentaries, academic interviews, and book reviews in both English and French on all topics in the field of onomastics or name studies. For further information on the journal, please see https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/oc/index

    The responsibilities of the Editor include:

             Day-to-day management of journal activities

             Identifying and communicating with appropriate reviewers

             Making decisions on manuscripts

             Evaluating special issue proposals

             Liaising with authors and reviewers

             Working with the Editorial Team / Editorial Board and the Executive Committee of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names

    Selection Criteria

    Essential skills

             Experience and knowledge in the field of Onomastics

             An understanding of the focus and scope of the journal

             Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

             Excellent organizational and time management skills

             Advanced proficiency in English or French

    Desired skills

             Bilingual in English and French

             Experience with journal management

             Prior experience of editing a journal

    Application Process

    Interested candidates should send their abbreviated CV (2 pages) and a statement of interest in the position and vision for the journal (1 page) to Grace Gomashie (ggomashi@uwo.ca) by July 15, 2022. Please use ‘Application Editor Onomastica Canadiana’ as your email subject line. Applications will be evaluated by the Editorial Board, which will make its recommendation to the Executive Committee of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names, and all applicants will be notified of the results.