2015 №1 (18)

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Maya Vlahova-Angelova
Institute for the Bulgarian Language of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sofia, Bulgaria

Horizons of Bulgarian Onomastics
Review of the book: Choleva-Dimitrova, A. (Ed.) (2014). Izsledovatelski khorizonti na balgarskata lingvistika: Materiali ot Natsionalna nauchna konferentsiia, posvetena na 90-godishninata ot rozhdenieto na prof. dfn Iordan Zaimov [Horizons of Bulgarian Linguistics: Proceedings of the National Conference Dedicated to Prof. Yordan Zaimov’s 90th Anniversary]. Sofia: Institut za balgarski ezik.

Translated from Bulgarian by D. V. Spiridonov, S. O. Goryayev

Voprosy onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics), 2015, Issue 1 (18), pp. 216–222 (in Russian)
DOI: 10.15826/vopr_onom.2015.1.012

Received 10 October 2014

Abstract: The author reviews the works on onomastics published in the proceedings of the conference Horizons of Bulgarian Linguistics dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the noted Bulgarian linguist Prof. Yordan Zaimov. The reviewed articles focus on the study of toponymy (including microtoponymy and urbanonymy) and anthroponymy and present the main directions of contemporary Bulgarian onomastics: “traditional” toponymic research based on the collection, classification and etymologization of names of a specific linguistic area; creation of electronic data bases and corpora and description of their applicability to onomastic research; comparative onomastics; socio-onomastics, etc. A number of papers presented in the reviewed collection of articles is based on Prof. Zaimov’s works or continue his research.

Key words: Bulgarian language, toponymy, microtoponymy, urbanonymy, anthroponymy, etymology, corpus linguistics, comparative linguistics


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