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date: 22 September 2020

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This volume covers the main branches of name studies, in roughly chronological order of emergence. Part I discusses the role of names in language, a key focus of investigation since Ancient Greece. Part II deals with place-names, with an opening chapter on methodology followed by chapters on different types of referents. Part III deals with personal names, with an overview of naming systems in different parts of the world followed by chapters on individual components of those systems. Part IV discusses the study of names in literature, with case studies from different languages and time periods. Part V introduces the field of socio-onomastics, with chapters relating to the names of people, places, and commercial products. Part VI outlines inter-disciplinary aspects of name studies. Finally, Part VII explores the naming strategies adopted for a selection of animate and inanimate referents.

Keywords: name studies, place-names, personal names, names in literature, socio-onomastics

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