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Pennsylvania Germans: An Interpretive Encyclopedia

Pennsylvania Germans: An Interpretive Encyclopedia Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · 45-51 Name theory; Place-names; Personal names; relief to those of us in the older generation, proving Names in literature; Names and sociology; as it does that there actually are sound reasons why Relationships of name studies to other subjects; people find it difficult to remember names. (But and names of specialised categories. these cognitive problems did not prevent me from The section on Name Theory poses difficulties noticing that on p.92 there are references to the city for the general reader, who is faced with of “Aukland” [sic] in New Zealand.) statements like: “We will start from a semantic- The book is completed by a general (and entirely pragmatic ‘comparative concept’ applying to the unclassified) bibliography of 2,100 items, and a essence of ‘properhood’”. I was relieved to find substantial index, not as systematically subdivided as that most of the later sections were more one would have expected. This authoritative and accessible. The chapters on place-names, for comprehensive volume will be a mine of information example, explain that many names of rivers in for readers seeking to find out more about name Europe are the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

Pennsylvania Germans: An Interpretive Encyclopedia

Reference Reviews , Volume 32 (7/8): 2 – Sep 17, 2018

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Geography, biography and history Reference Reviews Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · 45-51 Name theory; Place-names; Personal names; relief to those of us in the older generation, proving Names in literature; Names and sociology; as it does that there actually are sound reasons why Relationships of name studies to other subjects; people find it difficult to remember names. (But and names of specialised categories. these cognitive problems did not prevent me from The section on Name Theory poses difficulties noticing that on p.92 there are references to the city for the general reader, who is faced with of “Aukland” [sic] in New Zealand.) statements like: “We will start from a semantic- The book is completed by a general (and entirely pragmatic ‘comparative concept’ applying to the unclassified) bibliography of 2,100 items, and a essence of ‘properhood’”. I was relieved to find substantial index, not as systematically subdivided as that most of the later sections were more one would have expected. This authoritative and accessible. The chapters on place-names, for comprehensive volume will be a mine of information example, explain that many names of rivers in for readers seeking to find out more about name Europe are the

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Published: Sep 17, 2018

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