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Komárom/Komárno névszemiotikai tájképe
The Name-semiotic Landscape of Komárom/Komárno

Author(s): Ján Bauko
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: name-semiotic landscape; Komárno
Summary/Abstract: The name-semiotic landscape consists of proper names appearing on name-plates, inscriptions in public places, and on other surfaces (e.g. on wall surfaces, gravestones, posters, and tableaux) as well as the extra-lingual signs referring to and accompanying names (e.g. emblem, photo, drawing, statue). In this study, we deal with the name-semiotic landscape of Komárom/Komárno, a Hungarian town in Slovakia. First, we define the concept of the name-semiotic landscape, then we describe the factors influencing the name-semiotic landscape, review the studies on linguistic and name-semiotic landscape conducted in Slovakia, and finally we present the location and collection methodology. In the central part of the study, we discuss the characteristics of the personal, place, and institutional name-semiotic landscape of Komárom.

  • Page Range: 55-70
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian