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National identity reflected in the microtoponymy of the Upper Vișeu Valey, Maramureș

Publication: The Proceedings of the International Conference Globalization, Intercultural Dialogue and National Identity. Section: Language and Discourse, 1, p. 636-644
Editors:Iulian Boldea
Publisher:Arhipelag XXI Press
Abstract:The present study focuses on the connection between toponymy and national identity, as microtoponyms are representative of the relationship that people establish between a certain place and their social life, the history of their community and the collective imaginary. The article pertains to more extensive research conducted in Borşa, Moisei and Vişeul de Sus. The analysis takes into account only toponyms that refer to social life, namely to the household, agriculture, animal rearing, mining, historical events, social relations and settlement boundaries – all the aspects that define the specific nature of a community. At the same time, the toponyms are discussed with respect to their etymology, as linguistic contact (an important dimension of the identity – alterity relationship) is salient on this level. The high number of microtoponyms referring to social life and the fact that these names are based on Romanian appellatives are aspects suggestive of the identity of the community investigated.
Key words:toponymy, identity, appellatives, social life, antroponym
Language: Romanian

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