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Nazwiska jako świadectwo wielokulturowości Podlasia
Surnames as a testimony to the multiculturalism of Podlasie

Author(s): Elżbieta Bogdanowicz
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Podlasie; multiculturalism; onomastics; regional anthroponymy; surname

Summary/Abstract: This paper is concerned with regional anthroponymy. Its subject refers to genetically diverse surnames, which identify representatives of ethnic groups living in borderland Podlasie and confirm the multicultural character of this region. The origin of Podlasie surnames was established on the basis of lexical, phonetic, word forming and other features that allowed the identification of surnames of Polish, East Slavic, Lithuanian and German origin, as well as personal names of Jews and Tartars. Specific features of this set of anthroponyms are indicated, such as hybrid formations that combine various linguistic elements in one structure.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 5-19
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish