Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Great Toponymic Divide


http://ksng.gugik.gov.pl/tgtd.php

The new publication is a collection of papers presented at the 12th Working Group on Exonyms Meeting in Gdańsk, 16-18 May 2012 (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo/ungegn/docs/27th-gegn-docs/wp/WP7_Report%20of%20the%20WG%20on%20Exonyms.pdf) of UNGEGN (http://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo/ungegn/)



, devoted to the division of names into exonyms and endonyms, to the exonyms' categorization, to the trends in the use of exonyms in minority languages​​. These articles have been written by seventeen scholars from ten countries. The editor of the whole publication is Paul Woodman,



who for more than 30 years served as Secretary of the British Permanent Committee on Geographical Names and  who was the publisher at the Head Office of Geodesy and Cartography.

The Great Toponymic Divide
Reflections on the definition and usage of endonyms and exonyms

(in Polish)   

Publikacja jest zbiorem referatów zaprezentowanych w czasie 12. posiedzenia Grupy Roboczej UNGEGN ds. Egzonimów, które odbyło się w Gdańsku w dniach 16-17 maja 2012 r. Zawarto w niej artykuły dotyczące podziału nazw na egzonimy i endonimy, kategoryzowania egzonimów, trendów w stosowaniu egzonimów oraz nazw w językach mniejszości. Artykuły te zostały przygotowane przez siedemnastu autorów z dziesięciu państw. Redaktorem całej publikacji jest Paul Woodman, który przez ponad 30 lat pełnił funkcję sekretarza brytyjskiego Stałego Komitetu do spraw Nazw Geograficznych (Permanent Committee on Geographical Names), zaś wydawcą – Główny Urząd Geodezji i Kartografii. 



Sections of the publication:

Section I – The endonym/exonym divide
Paul Woodman • The naming process: Societal acceptance and the endonym definition
Peter Jordan • Towards a comprehensive view at the endonym/exonym divide
Philip W. Matthews • Endonyms, exonyms and seas
Ojārs Bušs • On some possibilities for a more exact definition of exonyms
Paul Woodman • Endonyms, exonyms and language boundaries: A clarification
Maciej Zych • Definition of ‘exonym’ in the context of the new list of Polish exonyms
Herman Bell • Nubian perceptions of exonyms and endonyms
Halīm Sabbār • Numbers as geographical names in Nubia: Endonyms or exonyms?
Paul Woodman • Toponymic expression: Endonyms and exonyms in speech, writing and reading

Section II – Exonym analysis and usage
Małgorzata Mandola • French exonyms for Polish toponyms
Béla Pokoly • Trends in exonym use: Selected exonyms of the Hungarian language
Maria Del Mar Batlle • What is an endonym in Spain?
Bogusław R. Zagórski • Polish exonyms for the Arab world: How they come and go; what appears to stay
Ivana Crljenko • Geographical feature importance as a criterion for exonym selection: Croatian examples
Pavel Boháč • Names of European spatial features within the List of Czech Exonyms

Section III – Minority toponyms
Zsombor Bartos-Elekes • Minority toponyms in Romania
Mónika Mándoki, András Dutkó • Slovak names of settlements in Hungary
Ewa Wolnicz-Pawłowska, Maciej Zych • Place names in minority languages in Poland

Section IV – Endonyms, exonyms and an illustration from history
Paul Woodman • Toponymy in a landscape of aggression: Geographical names in National Socialist Germany