Ashley, and I direct attention to the introduction to that volume for particulars on Read's contribution to onomastics
Two such examples of Mabanckou's playful onomastics
are the name of Gregoire's shantytown, "Celui-qui-boit-de-l'eau-est-un-idot," and the local road in the red-light district, "rue Cent-francs-seulement.
Because queen Medb, the Intoxicating One, appears in other tales as the embodiment of sovereignty; because Donn happens to be the name of the well-known Irish god of the dead; because there is a mighty battle and a bull fight at the end suggestive respectively of the wars of the gods and the cyclical struggles of agricultural divinities found in other Indo-European traditions; and for many more reasons serious and silly, the Tain has been enthusiastically chewed over for more than a century by scholars of mythology, oral literature, linguistics, onomastics
, womens studies, and you name it.
The initial pilot phase, the National Placenames Project (1998-99), involved the employment of a full-time research fellow, Flavia Hodges, with extensive experience in the fields of onomastics
, lexicography, and publishing management, to develop the methodologies and management structures needed to underpin the Survey as a whole.
Literature in Greek, Syriac, and Arabic, together with inscriptions and geographical onomastics
, contribute to assessing the spread of a growing form of piety.
8) and, finally, with onomastics
, archaeology and genetics (Ch.
Key-words: Language and culture, Anatolian dialects, Onomastics
, Turkish person names, Turkish women's names.
See: Moses Rischin, "Toward the Onomastics
of the Great New York Ghetto: How the Lower East Side Got its Name," in Diner, Shandler, and Wenger (eds.
The chapters that follow deal with vocabulary, syntax, onomastics
, phonology, English grammar and usage and, finally, literary language.
It leads them to a description of the formal study of names, called onomastics
, which they describe as ``an ungainly word, with irrelevant echoes of mastectomy, mastication, masturbation and the paving material called mastic.
Biological reproduction and female fertility is transformed into the esoteric and masculine domains of onomastics
, mystical knowledge, ritual and politics.
In each the chapter on onomastics
by Cecily Clark, who sadly did not live to see publication, is particularly useful, giving a clear and instructive summary of the wealth of material available otherwise only piecemeal.