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Full Title: International Conference on Onomastics 'Name and Naming'

Short Title: ICONN 2
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Start Date: 09-May-2013 - 11-May-2013
Contact: Oliviu Felecan
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Meeting URL: http://onomastica.ubm.ro/
Meeting Description: The North University Center of Baia Mare (Technical University of Cluj-Napoca) is pleased to announce the second edition of the International Conference on Onomastics ‘Name and Naming’ (ICONN 2), which will be held in May 9-11, 2013. The edition’s topic is ‘Onomastics in Contemporary Public Space’ and aims at analysing names and name-giving from an intercultural perspective, within the context of contemporary public space (especially in urban society, but also in the rural one).

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Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 23.3788

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