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Names and the lexicon

John M. Anderson

in The Grammar of Names

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297412
eISBN:
9780191711176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297412.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Names include personal, place, family, generic, and numeral-based classes, among others. Among classes of names, simple personal names tend to be structurally simpler; other names more typically ... More


Kenneth Cameron 1922–2001

Margaret Gelling

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Ken Cameron FBA, Professor of English Language at the University of Nottingham, was a scholar of English place-names, specialising in names of Danish origin. He was Hon. Secretary of the English ... More


Ethnic Symbolism and Official Apologies 1

Jacob T. Levy

in The Multiculturalism of Fear

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines symbolic ethnic politics: the politics of place names, group names, national symbols, official apologies, and other matters that do not affect the rights or resources of any particular ... More


Ambiguous and Variable Ethnics

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses ambiguous and individual variable ethnics. Although differentiated and ambiguous, place-names and their ethnics are especially a feature of the Hellenistic age, the phenomenon ... More


Articles and Pronouns

Ronald K. S. Macaulay

in Talk that Counts: Age, Gender, and Social Class Differences in Discourse

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173819
eISBN:
9780199788361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173819.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

There are no social class differences in the use of the definite and indefinite articles, but they are used significantly more frequently by males. The articles are used much less frequently by the ... More


Changing meanings: Prehistoric monuments in literature and place-names c. ad 700–1100

Sarah Semple

in Perceptions of the Prehistoric in Anglo-Saxon England: Religion, Ritual, and Rulership in the Landscape

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683109
eISBN:
9780191762956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683109.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The centuries after the conversion have left a wealth of documentary and literary sources: wills, laws, poetry, stories, charters, and annals. Sources like these provide an opportunity to examine ... More


From Wullie’s Peak to the Burma Naming places at sea

Penny McCall Howard

in Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The chapter focuses on human-environment relations. It begins with a description of how place names are used during a fishing trip, and how they are marked in digital GPS chartplotters and discussed ... More


A New World of Goods: Groceries in the Long Eighteenth Century

Jon Stobart

in Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199577927
eISBN:
9780191744884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577927.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter considers the ways in which the stock of groceries available to English consumers was transformed during the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The overall context for ... More


References to Timber Building Materials in Old English Place-Names

John Baker

in Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680795
eISBN:
9780191760839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680795.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The landscape of Anglo-Saxon England was characterized by timber architecture, contemporary perceptions of which can be approached through place-names indicative of timber building practice. Terms ... More


Water in the Landscape: Charters, Laws and Place Names

Della Hooke

in Water and the Environment in the Anglo-Saxon World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781786940285
eISBN:
9781786944221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940285.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

As one of the essentials of life, water was never far away from early medieval consciousness. Access to sources of water might influence the demarcation of territorial boundaries, especially of the ... More


Resources for Naming: Problematic Names of Asia Minor1

Curbera Jaime

in Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265635
eISBN:
9780191760372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Among the Asiatic Greeks almost every Greek word could be used to form a personal name. Resources for naming include plant names, place names and theophoric names. This chapter analyses a group of ... More


Locating Scandinavian influence: the distribution of Scandinavian-style jewellery in England

Jane F. Kershaw

in Viking Identities: Scandinavian Jewellery in England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199639526
eISBN:
9780191744570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639526.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses the findspots of over 500 items of Scandinavian jewellery in England. Supported by multiple distribution maps, it demonstrates significant regional and chronological trends in ... More


Place Names as Evidence in the History of Scots

W. F. H. Nicolaisen

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on place names as evidence in the history of Scots. Specifically, it examines whether the place-name evidence contemporary with the lexical materials contained in the Dictionary ... More


Placemaking in the Algonquian Chesapeake

Martin D. Gallivan and Victor D. Thompson

in The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062860
eISBN:
9780813051819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062860.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 3 considers Virginia Algonquian place names, concluding that the Tsenacomacoh landscape was understood and labelled from the vantage of a canoe. Place names typically referenced navigation ... More


Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Christian Kay and Margaret Mackay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book celebrates the rich diversity of the Scots language and the culture it embodies. It marks two important events in Scots language scholarship: the completion of the Dictionary of the Older ... More


Sources for the English medieval road system

Paul Hindle

in Roadworks: Medieval Britain, medieval roads

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085062
eISBN:
9781526104267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085062.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter opens by noting the growth of towns and trade in England in the medieval period, which required a fully functioning transport system, of which roads must have been the backbone, ... More


A Lot of Latin and Less Greek: Pathways to a Thousand-Year-Old Forgery

Alfred P. Smyth

in King Alfred the Great

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229896
eISBN:
9780191678936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229896.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter conducts an investigation to look for a late 10th-century writer who had an interest in biography and hagiography, and whose Latin prose showed strong Frankish influences in vocabulary ... More


‘A man of Letters’

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter provides a brief biography of Jamieson, describing his major publications and showing how various aspects of his life influenced, and were in turn affected by, his work on the ... More


Tea and Cakes: Consuming Groceries

Jon Stobart

in Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199577927
eISBN:
9780191744884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577927.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the ways in which groceries were consumed, linking the practicalities of everyday activities with theorisations of consumer motivation. The chapter begins by critically ... More


An Outline of Names

Paul Carter

in The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669974
eISBN:
9781452946900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the rationale behind Cook’s naming of different places in Australia. It argues that Cook’s choice of names was neither casual nor arbitrary. Although the names did not well up ... More


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