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American place-names : a concise and selective dictionary for the continental United States of America

Auteur: George R Stewart
Uitgever: New York : Oxford University Press, 1970.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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This work includes three categories of place-name information: well-known places; repeated names which appear in many localities; and unusual names. Following each of the 12,000 entries is the name derivation, the state where pertinent and explication with historical, geographical and/or folk interpretations.
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Aanvullende fysieke materiaalsoort: Online version:
Stewart, George Rippey, 1895-1980.
American place-names.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1970
(OCoLC)560291548
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: George R Stewart
OCLC-nummer: 95369
Beschrijving: xl, 550 pages ; 25 cm
Inhoud: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
I. The entry system --
II. General background. Specific-generic - The article - Languages - Linguistic transfer - Dual and multiple origin - Abundance vs. rarity - Habitations, natural features - Folk-names - Linguistic play, humor - Evolved names --
bestowed names - 'Official names' - Naming systems - Literary influences - Religious and mythological names - Railroad stations, mines, brands - Personal names - Tribal and national names - Names from nature - Exotic names --
III. Classification of place-names. Descriptive names - Association names - Possessive names - Incident names - Commemorative names - Commendatory names - Coined (manufactured) names - Transfer and shift names, name cluster - Folk-etymology - Mistake names --
IV. Usage. Qualification - Alphabetization - Abbreviations --
Bibliography --
The names.
Verantwoordelijkheid: George R. Stewart.

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This work includes three categories of place-name information: well-known places; repeated names which appear in many localities; and unusual names. Following each of the 12,000 entries is the name derivation, the state where pertinent and explication with historical, geographical and/or folk interpretations.

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