On Toponymic Constructions as an Alternative to Naming Patterns in Describing Finnish Lake Names

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Leino, Antti
On Toponymic Constructions as an Alternative to Naming Patterns in Describing Finnish Lake Names
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica. Linguistica 13
Helsinki 2007, 130 pp.
Based on a comprehensive corpus of Finnish lake names, this study takes a look at the phenomenon of contrastive naming: cases where for instance neighbouring lakes are named after different species of fish. Earlier research has suggested that analogy plays an important role in naming even when there are other motivations for the name, and the current study confirms this. However, it also appears that the established theories of pattern-based naming are in need of some revision. In this, cognitive linguistics presents itself as a promising approach, and the descriptive formalism of Construction Grammar seems especially well suited for the task.
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ISBN 978-951-746-893-0
ISSN 1235-1938
Publisher Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Sarja Studia Fennica. Linguistica
Published (year) 2007
Cover Softcover
Type of Binding Softcover binding
Languages english
Disciplines Linguistics
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