On Toponymic Constructions as an Alternative to Naming Patterns in Describing Finnish Lake Names

By: Antti Leino

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Based on a comprehensive corpus of Finnish lake names, this study takes a look at the phenomenon of contrastive naming: cases where for instance neighbouring lakes are named after different species of fish. Earlier research has suggested that analogy plays an important role in naming even when there are other motivations for the name, and the current study confirms this. However, it also appears that the established theories of pattern-based naming are in need of some revision. In this, cognitive linguistics presents itself as a promising approach, and the descriptive formalism of Construction Grammar seems especially well suited for the task. Printed Pages: 130.

Title: On Toponymic Constructions as an Alternative to Naming Patterns in Describing Finnish Lake Names

Author Name: Antti Leino

Categories: Linguistics,

Publisher: Finland, Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2007

ISBN: 9517468938

ISBN 13: 9789517468930

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 116311

Keywords: On Toponymic Constructions as an Alternative to Naming Patterns in Describing Finnish Lake Names Antti Leino