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Cultural Contacts in the North Atlantic Region

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Three major name-studies societies met in Scotland for an international conference in April, 2003. The societies were: NORNA (Mordic Cooperative Committee for Onomastic Research), the Scottish Place-Name Society and the Society for Name-Studies in Britain and Ireland. There was significant local support for the Shetland Amenity Trust and the Shetland Place-Name Project. As Professor W.H. Nicolaisen says in his Introduction to Cultural Contacts in the North Atlantic Region: The Evidence of Names, 'The essays in this volume echo in written form the oral presentations offered at a unique event...the first ever joint meeting' of the three societies.
Contributors to the volume evenly represent the membership of all three societies and papers concentrate, as the title suggests, on those aspects of cultural contact which are revealed through naming, whether of place or of person. The North Atlantic is broadly defined and includes names from Iceland to the Isle of Man with various sorties in between. The volume should appeal to everyone with an interest in the North Atlantic and/or in names.

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Author(s):
Peder Gammeltoft, Carole Hough, Doreen Waugh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0955183804
ISBN-13:
9780955183805
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
NORNA
Title:
Cultural Contacts in the North Atlantic Region: The Evidence of Names

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Three major name-studies societies met in Scotland for an international conference in April, 2003. The societies were: NORNA (Mordic Cooperative Committee for Onomastic Research), the Scottish Place-Name Society and the Society for Name-Studies in Britain and Ireland. There was significant local support for the Shetland Amenity Trust and the Shetland Place-Name Project. As Professor W.H. Nicolaisen says in his Introduction to Cultural Contacts in the North Atlantic Region: The Evidence of Names, 'The essays in this volume echo in written form the oral presentations offered at a unique event...the first ever joint meeting' of the three societies.
Contributors to the volume evenly represent the membership of all three societies and papers concentrate, as the title suggests, on those aspects of cultural contact which are revealed through naming, whether of place or of person. The North Atlantic is broadly defined and includes names from Iceland to the Isle of Man with various sorties in between. The volume should appeal to everyone with an interest in the North Atlantic and/or in names.

Author(s):
Peder Gammeltoft, Carole Hough, Doreen Waugh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0955183804
ISBN-13:
9780955183805
Number of pages:
270
Publisher:
NORNA
Title:
Cultural Contacts in the North Atlantic Region: The Evidence of Names

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