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Title: Ortsnamenbuch des Kantons Bern [Alter Kantonsteil]
Subtitle: I: Dokumentation und Deutung, Vierter Teil: N–B/P
Edited By: Thomas Schneider
Erich Blatter
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/ortsnamenbuch-des-kantons-bern.html

Unter den Namenbuchprojekten der deutschen Schweiz nimmt das von dem
Dialektologen und Volkskundler Paul Zinsli begründete Ortsnamenbuch des
Kantons Bern eine zentrale Stelle ein. Die Präsentation und Deutung der
Ortsund Flurnamen des deutschsprachigen Teils des Kantons Bern kann sich
auf eine umfangreiche Belegsammlung stützen, mit deren Erhebung noch in der
ersten Hälfte des 20. Jh. begonnen worden war. Das siedlungsgeschichtlich
sehr komplexe Untersuchungsgebiet umfasst voralpines und alpines Gelände
sowie große Teile des Mittellandes und berührt im Westen die Romandie. Der 4.
Teilband des Ortsnamenbuches des Kantons Bern enthält die Buchstaben N-O-
B/P mit rund 900 Lemmaeinträgen, darunter z.B. Niesen, Nugerol †, Orpund,
Ostermundigen, Belp, Bern, Biel, Pfeid, Piz Gloria, Brienz, Brünig, Bümpliz oder
Burgdorf. Das auf insgesamt 6 Bände angelegte Ortsnamenbuch des Kantons
Bern erschließt als wissenschaftliches Grundlagenwerk das bernische
Namengut für Studierende und Fachvertreter ebenso wie für den interessierten

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783772083839
Pages: 512
Prices: Europe EURO 98