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Tradiční pomístní jména a jejich postavení v živé anoikonymii
Traditional minor place names and their position in living anoikonymy

Author(s): Jana Pleskalová
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: anoikonyms; traditional anoikonyms; living anoikonyms; Czech; development

Summary/Abstract: Any anoikonymy contains both traditional names, many of which are getting out ofuse, and names that have originated recently (living, i.e. currently in use). The aim ofthis contribution is to demonstrate their mutual relationships and on this basis formulatethe conditions any anoikonym must comply with in order to keep a stable positionwithin a particular anoikonymy. The material basis of this specific research isanoikonymy in the south of Moravia (a region in the Czech Republic). The researchhas proved that durability of each anoikonym depends on the way the named objectis used in the outside world. If an object serves as an important point for orientationor if it is an object well known to the majority of inhabitants in its surroundings, thefunction of its name is to serve for orientation and it remains in the living anoikonymyuntil the situation changes. The validity of these conclusions is of general character,being in accordance with current research of living toponymy.

  • Issue Year: LXI/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 175-184
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Czech