2015 №2 (19)

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Luka Repanšek
University of Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Towards a Historical Linguistic Study of Balkan Anthropogeography
Review of the book: Sobolev, A. N. (2013). Osnovy lingvokulturnoi antropogeografii Balkanskogo poluostrova [Elements of the Linguocultural Anthropogeography of the Balkan Peninsula] (Vol. 1). Saint Petersburg: Nauka; München: Verlag Otto Sagner

Voprosy onomastiki (Problems of Onomastics), 2015, Issue 2, pp. 193–196 (in English)
DOI: 10.15826/vopr_onom.2015.2.009

Received 31 March 2015

Abstract: The paper briefly reviews the first volume of the series, which seeks to become a comprehensive study in the anthropogeography of the Balkans. Giving a high appraisal of the work as a whole, the reviewer specifically focuses on the historical and anthropolinguistic analysis of Balkan toponymy known for its extremely heterogeneous, multistratal nature, paying special attention to the presentation of the Paleo-Balkan data. The reviewed work significantly contributes to the overall understanding of thi particular complexity, though it contains some inaccuracies pointed out in the paper.

Key words: Paleo-Balkan linguistics, toponymy, etymology, anthropogeography, Balkan studies