Insular Toponymies Book

Insular Toponymies

  • Author : Joshua Nash
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-08-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027271877

Insular Toponymies Excerpt :

How do people name places on islands? Is toponymy in small island communities affected by degrees of connection to larger neighbours such as a mainland? Are island (contact) languages and mainland languages different in how they are used in naming places? How can we conceptualise the human-human interface in the fieldwork situation when collecting placenames on islands? This book offers answers relevant to toponymists, linguists, island studies scholars, and anthropologists. It focuses on two island environments within Australia – Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia – and puts forward a number of novel findings relevant to Australian linguistics and the linguistics and toponymy of islands anywhere.

Toponymy on the Periphery Book

Toponymy on the Periphery

  • Author : Julien Cooper
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-08-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004422216

Toponymy on the Periphery Excerpt :

"In Toponymy on the Periphery, Julien Charles Cooper conducts a study of the rich geographies preserved in Egyptian texts relating to the desert regions east of Egypt. These regions, filled with mines, quarries, nomadic camps, and harbours are often considered as an unimportant hinterland of the Egyptian state, but this work reveals the wide explorations and awareness Egyptians had of the Red Sea and its adjacent deserts, from the Sinai in the north to Punt in the south. The book attempts to locate many of the placenames present in Egyptian texts and analyse their etymology in light of Egyptian linguistics and the various foreign languages spoken in the adjacent deserts and distant shores of the Red Sea"--

Indigenous and Minority Placenames Book

Indigenous and Minority Placenames

  • Author : Ian D. Clark
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925021639

Indigenous and Minority Placenames Excerpt :

This book showcases current research into Indigenous and minority placenames in Australia and internationally. Many of the chapters in this volume originated as papers at a Trends in Toponymy conference hosted by the University of Ballarat in 2007 that featured Australian and international speakers. The chapters in this volume provide insight into the quality of toponymic research that is being undertaken in Australia and in countries such as Canada, Finland, South Africa, New Zealand, and Norway. The research presented here draws on the disciplines of linguistics, geography, history, and anthropology. The book includes meticulous studies of placenames in central NSW and the Upper Hunter region; Gundungurra cave names; western Arnhem Land; Northern Cape York Peninsula and Mount Wheeler in Queensland; saltwater placenames around Mer in the Torres Strait; and the Kaurna in South Australia.

Names and Naming Book

Names and Naming

  • Author : Guy Puzey
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783094936

Names and Naming Excerpt :

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.

Pitkern Norf   k Book

Pitkern Norf k

  • Author : Peter Mühlhäusler
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501501432

Pitkern Norf k Excerpt :

This book tells the story of the language of the Bounty mutineers and their Polynesian consorts that developed on remote Pitcairn Island in the late 18th century. Most of their descendants subsequently relocated to Norfolk Island. It is an in-depth study of the complex linguistic, ecological and sociohistorical forces that have been involved in the formation and subsequent development of this unique endangered language on both islands.

Geography of Small Islands Book

Geography of Small Islands

  • Author : Beate M.W. Ratter
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319638690

Geography of Small Islands Excerpt :

This book is dedicated to the study of the islands and their role in a globalised world. Beside Coastal or Oceanic/Marine Geography, there is little comprehensive material about the speciality of small island geography so far. This volume aims to bridge natural, social and cultural science perspectives. In Geography of Small Islands readers learn about the physical development of islands, their cultural and political importance, as well as their economic particularities. This book appeals to researchers, students and scholars with an interest in the special characteristics in spatialities of islands.

The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities Book

The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities

  • Author : Gabrielle Hogan-Brun
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137540669

The Palgrave Handbook of Minority Languages and Communities Excerpt :

This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration.

The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics Book

The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics

  • Author : Alwin F. Fill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 458
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317418009

The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics Excerpt :

The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics is the first comprehensive exploration into the field of ecolinguistics, also known as language ecology. Organized into three sections that treat the different topic areas of ecolinguistics, the Handbook begins with chapters on language diversity, language minorities and language endangerment, with authors providing insight into the link between the loss of languages and the loss of species. It continues with an overview of the role of language and discourse in describing, concealing, and helping to solve environmental problems. With discussions on new orientations and topics for further exploration in the field, chapters in the last section show ecolinguistics as a pacesetter into a new scientific age. This Handbook is an excellent resource for students and researchers interested in language and the environment, language contact, and beyond.

The Geography of Names Book

The Geography of Names

  • Author : Gwilym Lucas Eades
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317504597

The Geography of Names Excerpt :

This book examines geographical names, place-names, and toponymy from philosophical and cultural evolutionary perspectives. Geographical name-tracking-networks (Geo-NTNs) are posited as tools for tracking names through time and across space, and for making sense of how names evolve both temporally and spatially. Examples from North and South American indigenous groups, the Canadian arctic, Wales, England, and the Middle East are brought into a theoretical framework for making sense of aspects of place-naming practices, beliefs, and systems. New geographical tools such as geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS) are demonstrated to be important in the production and maintenance of robust networks for keeping names and their associated meanings viable in a rapidly changing world where place-naming is being taken up increasingly in social media and other new mapping platforms. The Geography of Names makes the case that geographical names are transmitted memetically (i.e. as cultural units, or memes) through what Saul Kripke called communication chains. Combining insights from Kripke with views of later Wittgenstein on language and names as being inherently spatial, the present work advances theories of both these thinkers into an explicitly geographical inquiry that advances philosophical and practical aspects of naming, language, and mapping.

The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming Book

The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

  • Author : Carole Hough
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-21
  • Genre: Names
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199656431

The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming Excerpt :

This handbook offers an up-to-date account of the state of the art in different areas of onomastics, in a format that is both useful for specialists and accessible to the general reader. International experts examine name theory, place and personal names, names in literature, socio-onomastics, names and other disciplines, and other types of names.

Linguistic Ecology and Language Contact Book

Linguistic Ecology and Language Contact

  • Author : Ralph Ludwig
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107041356

Linguistic Ecology and Language Contact Excerpt :

This book revisits and updates the concept of linguistic ecology, outlining applications to a variety of contact situations worldwide.

A History of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide 1876 2012 Book

A History of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide 1876 2012

  • Author : Nick Harvey
  • Publisher : University of Adelaide Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9781922064363

A History of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Adelaide 1876 2012 Excerpt :

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) was the first recognised degree at the University of Adelaide. Although informal classes for some subjects were held at the University between 1873 and 1875, the first official University lecture was a Latin lecture at 10 am on Monday 28 March 1876. This was followed by lectures in Greek, English and Mental Philosophy. By 1878, the first BA student, Thomas Ainslie Caterer, completed his studies for the BA degree and in 1879 became the first graduate of the University of Adelaide. Even though the BA was the first degree it was not until eight years later in 1887 that the Faculty of Arts was inaugurated (after the Faculty of Law in 1884, a Board of Studies in Music in 1885 and the Faculty of Medicine in 1885). Following the creation of a separate science degree in 1882 many scientific subjects were removed from the BA. For the next five years the subjects were Latin, Greek, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Logic, English, History, and Comparative Philology. Later other subjects such as French, German and Political Economy were added toward the end of the nineteenth century. In 1897 the Elder Conservatorium of Music was created as the first music school of its type in Australia, although at that time it was not part of the Faculty of Arts. In the first 50 years of the University's existence, less than ten BA students graduated each year. At the start of the 21st century this figure had climbed to over 300 BA graduates per year but what is interesting is that by 2010 the number of BA graduates was equalled by the number of graduates from separate named degrees within the Faculty plus 70 Music graduates. In addition, during the first decade of the twenty-first century, there were over 60 coursework postgraduates plus more than 40 research postgraduates graduating each year.

Imdeduya Book


  • Author : Gunter Senft
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027265890

Imdeduya Excerpt :

This volume presents five variants of the Imdeduya myth: two versions of the actual myth, a short story, a song and John Kasaipwalova’s English poem “Sail the Midnight Sun”. This poem draws heavily on the Trobriand myth which introduces the protagonists Imdeduya and Yolina and reports on Yolina’s intention to marry the girl so famous for her beauty, on his long journey to Imdeduya’s village and on their tragic love story. The texts are compared with each other with a final focus on the clash between orality and scripturality. Contrary to Kasaipwalova’s fixed poetic text, the oral Imdeduya versions reveal the variability characteristic for oral tradition. This variability opens up questions about traditional stability and destabilization of oral literature, especially questions about the changing role of myth – and magic – in the Trobriand Islanders' society which gets more and more integrated into the by now “literal” nation of Papua New Guinea.

Imaginary Cartographies Book

Imaginary Cartographies

  • Author : Daniel Lord Smail
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501718090

Imaginary Cartographies Excerpt :

How, in the years before the advent of urban maps, did city residents conceptualize and navigate their communities? In his strikingly original book, Daniel Lord Smail develops a new method and a new vocabulary for understanding how urban men and women thought about their personal geography. His thorough research of property records of late medieval Marseille leads him to conclude that its inhabitants charted their city, its social structure, and their own identities within that structure through a set of cartographic grammars which powerfully shaped their lives. Prior to the fourteenth century, different interest groups—notaries, royal officials, church officials, artisans—developed their own cartographies in accordance with their own social, political, or administrative agendas. These competing templates were created around units ranging from streets and islands to vicinities and landmarks. Smail shows how the notarial template, which privileged the street as the most basic marker of address, gradually emerged as the cartographic norm. This transformation, he argues, led to the rise of modern urban maps and helped to inaugurate the process whereby street addresses were attached to citizen identities, a crucial development in the larger enterprise of nation building. Imaginary Cartographies opens up powerful new means for exploring late medieval and Renaissance urban society while advancing understanding of the role of social perceptions in history.

Insular Toponymies Book

Insular Toponymies

  • Author : Joshua Nash
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Names, Geographical
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:781476168

Insular Toponymies Excerpt :