Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming






Edited by Carole Hough

Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Offers an international perspective on naming systems
  • Includes both traditional and emerging areas of name studies
  • A valuable resource for specialists while also being accessible to the general reader







This handbook offers an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful for specialists and accessible to the general reader. International experts examine name theory, place and personal names, names in literature, socio-onomastics, names and other disciplines, and other types of names.

In this handbook, scholars from around the world offer an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful to specialists in related fields and accessible to the general reader. All known languages make use of names, most commonly to identify individual people and places. Since Ancient Greece, names have been regarded as central to the study of language, and this has continued to be a major theme of both philosophical and linguistic enquiry throughout the history of Western thought. The investigation of name origins is more recent, as is the study of names in literature. Relatively new is the study of names in society, which draws on techniques from sociolinguistics and has gradually been gathering momentum over the last few decades. The structure of this volume reflects the emergence of the main branches of name studies, in roughly chronological order. The first Part focuses on name theory and outlines key issues about the role of names in language, focusing on grammar, meaning, and discourse.
Parts II and III deal with the study of place-names and personal names respectively, while Part IV outlines contrasting approaches to the study of names in literature, with case studies from different languages and time periods. Part V explores the field of socio-onomastics, with chapters relating to the names of people, places, and commercial products. Part VI then examines the interdisciplinary nature of name studies, before the concluding Part presents a selection of animate and inanimate referents ranging from aircraft to animals, and explains the naming strategies adopted for them.


CONTENT

1st PART

WILLYVAN LANGENDONCK / MARK VAN DE VELDE, Names and grammar; 
STAFFAN NYSTRÖM, Names and meaning; 
ELWYS DE STEFANI, Names and discourse. 

2nd PART

SIMONTAYLOR,Methodologies in placename research; 
CAROLE HOUGH, Settlement names; 
SVANTE STRANDBERG, River names; 
PETER DRUMMOND, Hill and mountain names; 
PEDER GAMMELTOFT, Island names; 
JULIA KUHN, Rural names; 
BERTIE NEETHLING, Street names. A changing urban landscape; 
STEFAN BRINK, Transferred names and analogy in name-formation. 

3rd PART 

EDWIN D. LAWSON, Personal naming systems; 
KATHARINA LEIBRING, Given names in European naming systems; 
PATRICK HANKS / HARRY PARKIN, Family names; 
EVA BRYLLA, Bynames and nicknames; 
ADRIAN KOOPMAN, Ethnonyms; 
ELLEN S. BRAMWELL, Personal names and anthropology; 
GEORGE REDMONDS, Personal names and genealogy. 

4th PART

GRANT W. SMITH, Theoretical foundations of literary onomastics; 
BERTIE NEETHLING, Names in songs. A comparative analysis of Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start The Fire and Christopher Torr’s Hot Gates;
BIRGIT FALCK-KJÄLLQUIST, Genre-based approaches to names in literature; 
KARINA VAN DALEN-OSKAM, Corpus-based approaches to names in literature; 
PAUL CAVILL, Language-based approaches to names in literature. 

5th PART

TERHI AINIALA, Names in society; 
EMILIA ALDRIN, Names and identity; 
GUY PUZEY, Linguistic landscapes; 
LAURA KOSTANSKI, Toponymic attachment; 
IRMA TAAVITSAINEN / ANDREAS H. JUCKER, Forms of address; 
KATARZYNA ALEKSIEJUK, Pseudonyms; 
PAULA SJÖBLOM, Commercial names. Nella sesta parte si discute dei rapporti tra onomastica e altre discipline, linguistiche e no: 
RICHARD JONES, Names and archaeology; 
SERGE BRÉDART, Names and cognitive psychology; 
MARGARET SCOTT, Names and dialectology; 
PEDER GAMMELTOFT, Names and geography; 
GILLIAN FELLOWS-JENSEN, Names and history;
RICHARD COATES, Names and historical linguistics; 
BERIT SANDNES, Names and language contact; 
ANDREAS TEUTSCH, Names and law; 
ALISON GRANT, Names and lexicography 
KAY MUHR, Placenames and religion. A study of Early Christian Ireland. 

6th PART

GUY PUZEY, Aircraft names;
KATHARINA LEIBRING, Animal names; 
ADRIAN KOOPMAN, Names of dwellings; 
RICHARD COATES, Railway locomotive names and train names; 

MALCOLM JONES, Ship names. 


 Prof. Dr. Carole Hough, University of Glasgow, Faculty of Arts, School of English & Scottish Language & Literature, 12 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QQ – T. +44.141.3304566 – E-mail: Carole.Hough @glasgow.ac.uk – Web: www.gla.ac.uk/ departmentes/englishlanguage/staff/carole ahough. 

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