Tuesday, March 26, 2013

100 years of the oldest onomastic journal

The Swedish journal "Namn och bygd" (Names and Settlement) appeared in 1913 for the first time and therefore is the worldwide oldest journal specified on local name research.

The numbers of the current year are looking back at a full century of its existence.


The Journal had been founded by the Swedish linguist and onomatologist Jöran Sahlgren (http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6ran_Sahlgren)

For this reason Prof. em. Svante Strandberg (http://uadm.uu.se/ViewPage!renderDecoratedPage.action?siteNodeId=40204&languageId=3&contentId=-1)

 in the jubilee number gives an overview on trends and lines of development during the 100-year-old history of the journal within the northern local name research under the aegis of The Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy (Swedish Kungliga Gustav Adolfs Akademien) - academy of Swedish national culture founded in 1932.

The author, and at the same time publisher of the journal, is a famous Scandinavian name researcher and professor emeritus at the Institute of Northern Languages of the University of Uppsala.

His Swedish "happy-birthday" and thanks are to be found here: http://www.gfn.name/fileadmin/gfn/uploads/gfn/Blog/Namn_och_bygd_CC.pdf

The German version appears in the next number of the "Namenkundlichen Informationen": http://www.namenkundliche-informationen.de/

on Wiki: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namn_och_bygd

My warmest congratulations for "Namn och bygd"