Folk etymology in urbanonymy of Liberec town Cover Image

Projevy lidové etymologie v urbanonymii města Liberec
Folk etymology in urbanonymy of Liberec town

Author(s): Václav Lábus, Daniel Vrbík
Subject(s): Sociolinguistics
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Ústav pro jazyk český
Keywords: folk etymology; urbanonymy; standardized urbanonymy; non-standardized urbanonymy; Liberec

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on manifestation of folk etymology in both standardized and non-standardizedurbanonymy of Liberec town (a county town in Northern Bohemia). Reetymologization processes may or may not influence a surface structure of thename. Reetymologization with formal changes covers three sub-categories: a) falsereetymologization as a result of bohemization of German urbanonyms; b) false reetymologizationin the German urbanonym and translation of the new structure intoCzech; c) intentional reetymologization based on a language pun. Reetymologizationwithout formal changes is classified into two sub-categories: a) semantic reinterpretation;b) weakening of commemorative onymical function.

  • Issue Year: 63/2022
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 418-431
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Czech