Approaches to Research in Toponymy

  title={Approaches to Research in Toponymy},
  author={Jan Tent},
  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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