Approaches to Research in Toponymy

@article{Tent2015ApproachesTR,
  title={Approaches to Research in Toponymy},
  author={Jan Tent},
  journal={Names},
  year={2015},
  volume={63},
  pages={65 - 74}
}
  • J. Tent
  • Published 29 April 2015
  • Sociology
  • Names
Abstract There are two basic ways to conduct toponymic research — one concentrating on the etymology, meaning, and origin of toponyms, and one focusing on the toponyms of a region and examining patterns of these names. Usually, this distinction is not explicitly recognized. This paper considers the differences between the two approaches and proposes guidelines for their use. 

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