Thursday, February 25, 2016

The most frequent Hungarian surnames. A study of some aspects of contrastive surname typology




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The most frequent Hungarian surnames. A study of some aspects of contrastive surname typology

Tamás Farkas

Farkas Tamás nyelvész

Eötvös Loránd university (ELTE),
Budapest, Hungary


Abstract: In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in geolinguistic and typological-statistical research with an international focus in the field of surname studies. This paper will look at some of the major questions and possibilities in the case of the Hungarian surname stock. I shall carry out a typological-statistical analysis concentrating on the 100 most common surnames, focusing on certain methodological aspects, which, in my view, have received less than due attention in earlier studies. The research also aims to point out some characteristics of the surname stock in question in comparison with other European surname systems. Keywords: surname, typology, frequency, methodology, geolinguistic, Hungarian.