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KLASYFIKACJA ZNACZENIOWA POLSKICH NAZW MIEJSCOWYCH: PODSTAWOWE PROBLEMY I ROZSTRZYGNIECIA
SEMANTIC CLASSIFICATION OF POLISH PLACE NAMES: BASIC PROBLEMS AND RESOLUTIONS

Author(s): Wanda Decyk-Zięba
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: KLASYFIKACJA; NAZWY MIEJSCOWE; PROBLEMY

Summary/Abstract: The semantic classification of place names employed in Polish publications concerned with the toponymy of large or small areas was presented by Witold Taszycki in 1946 in the book titled Słowiańskie nazwy miejscowe (Ustalenie podziału). The classification did not account for all categories of names and did not satisfy the criterion of even treatment of the material. The most debatable group in that division was the group of diminutive names, that is names formed from the existent place names with the Polish suffixes -ek, -ec, -ik. Distinguishing this group of names initiated the discussion on the status of place names derived from other place names, or more broadly speaking, from proper names of other geographical objects. The result of this discussion was distinguishing toponymy-based (relative) names as a distinct group of place names. The status of place names equal to personal names, which are treated by some researchers as possessive names and by others as a distinct group of names, constituted yet another issue in the book. Trans. M. Czarnecka

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 56-71
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish