LINGUIST List 27.695

Fri Feb 05 2016

Books: Names and Naming: Puzey, Kostanski

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Date: 05-Feb-2016
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Subject: Names and Naming: Puzey, Kostanski
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Title: Names and Naming
Subtitle: People, Places, Perceptions and Power
Series Title: Multilingual Matters
Published: 2016
Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Author: Guy Puzey
Author: Laura Kostanski
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783094912 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 119.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783094912 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 199.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783094905 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783094905 Pages: 288 Price: U.S. $ 69.95

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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