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Title: Insular Toponymies
Subtitle: Place-naming on Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island
Written By: Joshua Nash
Series Title: Culture and Language Use 9

How do people name places on islands? Is toponymy in small island communities affected by degrees of connection to larger neighbours such as a mainland? Are island (contact) languages and mainland languages different in how they are used in naming places? How can we conceptualise the human-human interface in the fieldwork situation when collecting placenames on islands? This book offers answers relevant to toponymists, linguists, island studies scholars, and anthropologists. It focuses on two island environments within Australia – Norfolk Island, South Pacific and Dudley Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australia – and puts forward a number of novel findings relevant to Australian linguistics and the linguistics and toponymy of islands anywhere.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027271877
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
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Europe EURO 99.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027202925
Prices: U.S. $ 149.00
U.K. £ 83.00
Europe EURO 104.94