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Language on the map: on the historical and geographic diffusion of English family names

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Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LIII (1-2), p. 47-77
p-ISSN:0035-3957
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Place:București
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Abstract:The English of the British Isles has already been put on the map in a number of national and regional atlases. In contrast, atlases of English family names are rather few in number and present only a very limited number of distributional maps. The most comprehensive atlas of English surnames that has appeared so far was produced by a team working at my Chair of English Linguistics and Medieval Studies at the University of Bamberg (see Barker et al., 2007). The present study deals with English surnames derived from personal names, the only area excluded from Barker et al., 2007. First the databases and the mapping procedures are sketched followed by a brief introduction to personal names developing into surnames. The family names presented here have been chosen either for their origin, formation or distribution to depict certain peculiarities and (ir)regularities.
Language: English
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