Socio-onomastics

The pragmatics of names

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| University of Helsinki
| University of Helsinki
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The volume seeks to establish socio-onomastics as a field of linguistic inquiry not only within sociolinguistics, but also, and in particular, within pragmatics. The linguistic study of names has a very long history, but also a history sometimes fraught with skepticism, and thus often neglected by linguists in other fields. The volume takes on the challenge of instituting onomastic study into linguistics and pragmatics by focusing on recent trends within socio-onomastics, interactional onomastics, contact onomastics, folk onomastics, and linguistic landscape studies. The volume is an introduction to these fields – with the introductory chapter giving an overview of, and an update on, recent onomastic study – and in addition offers detailed in-depth analyses of place names, person names, street names and commercial names from different perspectives: historically, as well as from the point of view of the impact of globalization and glocalization. All the chapters focus on the use and function of names and naming, on changes in name usage, and on the reasons for, processes in, and results of names in contact.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 275]  2017.  vi, 231 pp.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction: Socio-onomastics and pragmatics
Terhi Ainiala and Jan-Ola Östman
2–18
Part I. Tradition, identity and transmission
22–125
Chapter 2. The transmission of toponyms in language shift societies
Aud-Kirsti Pedersen
22–44
Chapter 3. Creating identities through the choice of first names
Emilia Aldrin
46–68
Chapter 4. Naming of children in Finnish and Finnish-Norwegian families in Norway
Gulbrand Alhaug and Minna Saarelma
70–91
Chapter 5. Names in contact: Linguistic and social factors affecting exonyms and translated names
Jarno Raukko
94–125
Part II. The variability of names
130–226
Chapter 6. Orienting to norms: Variability in the use of names for Helsinki
Terhi Ainiala and Hanna Lappalainen
130–153
Chapter 7. Place names in contact: The use of Finnish place names in Swedish contexts in Helsinki
Maria Vidberg
156–163
Chapter 8. Attitudes towards globalized company names
Leila Mattfolk
166–181
Chapter 9. Naming businesses – in the context of bilingual Finnish cityscapes
Vaino Syrjala
184–202
Chapter 10. The perception of Somali place names among immigrant Somali youth in Helsinki
Terhi Ainiala and Mia Halonen
204–226
Subject index
228
“The volume as a whole provides an interesting and refreshing view of onomastics; the geographical focus on Finland and its Nordic neighbors brings the unexpected benefit of a view of the linguistic diversity, language contacts, and ongoing globalization that have shaped one area of the world. [...] Socio-onomastics should clearly prove of interest to scholars of names and naming, but also to those in pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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