What do geographical names “tell” about their authors? Cover Image
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Co nazwy terenowe „mówią” o ich twórcach?
What do geographical names “tell” about their authors?

Author(s): Tomasz Jelonek
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: geographical name; microtoponym; the inhabitant of the linguistic and cultural village ring; the cultural onomastica
Summary/Abstract: This article is the attempt of answering the question: “What do geographical names “tell” about their authors?” The 800 microtoponyms presented in this article were collected during the geographical researches in the area near Wręczyca Wielka next to Kłobuck (Silesian Province). The inquiring sight contains justifications of the microtoponyms pointed by the respondents and informal utterances of the oldest and the middle generation of inhabitants of the exploring region. Use of the linguistic image of the world methodology lets the author present the creators of the geographical names – the inhabitants of the village. They are mostly people who are able to observe the world and know the history and the culture of their region.

  • Page Range: 43-55
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish