This book explores international trends in naming and contributes
to the growing field of onomastic enquiry. Naming practices are
viewed here through a critical lens, demonstrating a high level of
political and social engagement in relation to how we name people
and places. The contributors to this publication examine why names
are not only symbols of a person or place, but also manifestations
of cultural, linguistic and social heritage in their own right.
Presenting analyses of geographically and culturally diverse
perspectives and case studies, the book investigates how names can
represent deeper kinds of identity, act as objects of attachment
and dependence, and reflect community mores and social customs
while functioning as powerful mechanisms of inclusion and
exclusion. The book will be of interest to researchers in
onomastics, sociology, human geography, linguistics and history.
|Country of origin:
• Laura Kostanski
||Electronic book text
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