Approaches to research in toponymy

Jan Tent*

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    There are two basic ways to conduct toponymic research-one concentrating on the etymology, meaning, and origin of toponyms, and one focusing on the toponyms of a region and examining patterns of these names. Usually, this distinction is not explicitly recognized. This paper considers the differences between the two approaches and proposes guidelines for their use.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-74
    Number of pages10
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • toponymic research
    • toponymy
    • extensive
    • intensive
    • quantitative
    • qualitative

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