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

Author: George R Stewart
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1985, ©1970.
Series: Oxford paperback reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains some 12,000 names of towns, cities, landmarks, and districts in the USA, explaining their meaning and derivation.

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Genre/Form: Local history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George R Stewart
ISBN: 0195037251 9780195037258
OCLC Number: 12051008
Description: xl, 550 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
The Entry system --
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 --
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 --
Usage --
Qualification --
Alphabetization --
Abbreviations --
Bibliography --
The Names.
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference.
Responsibility: George R. Stewart.
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