Motivations for Naming: The Development of a Toponymic Typology for Australian Placenames
Source: Names: A Journal of Onomastics, Volume 59, Number 2, June 2011 , pp. 67-89(23)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:One of the main obstacles to having a meaningful discussion on, or analysis of, placenaming practices of a region or an era is the absence of an effective, consistent and standardized typology for toponym specifics. Surprisingly few attempts have been made to construct such a typology. Of those which have been developed, almost all show inconsistencies in their structure and include categories which are too wide or too narrow, which overlap with each other, or deal only with indigenous placenames. In this paper, we review existing typologies and then propose a classification scheme for the Australian context based on the motivation for the naming of the feature in question.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia 2109; or firstname.lastname@example.org, Email: email@example.com 2: Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Australia 2109;, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2011-06-01