Sunday, July 21, 2013

In Memoriam: Vincent Blanár

It is with deep regret that the ICOS Board marks the passing of Prof. Vincent Blanár.

Vincent Blanár was a leading Slovak linguist, an initiator of Slovak lexicology and onomastics, a former researcher at the Jazykovedný ústav Ľudovíta Štúra Slovenskej akadémie vied (Ľudovít Štúr Institute of Linguistics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences) in Bratislava and a professor at the Comenius University in Bratislava.

His theoretical concepts have become the basis of the Slovak school of onomastics.

He placed particular emphasis on the linguistic and onomastic status of a proper name, the content and linguistic aspects of onymic signs, the functional and systemic points of view on proper names, models in onymic systems and the utilisation of linguistic devices in particular systems of proper names. He passed away on 27 September 2012 at almost 92 years of age.