OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Dictionary of British Place-names (Revised edition)

ISBN : 9780199609086

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¥2,189
著者: 
David Mills
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576 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
129 x 191 mm
刊行日
2011年12月
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  • A diverse selection of well-known British place-names, explaining the origin and meaning of each of them
  • The most up-to-date edition available with approximately 200 new entries such as Aperfield ('open land where apple trees grow'), Boot ('place at the bend'), and Kidsgrove ('pen for young goats')
  • Includes a detailed and informative introductory essay providing an overview of place-names and their meanings, the scope and arrangement of the dictionary, and the chronology and languages of English place-names
  • Features a list of counties and unitary authorities, as well as an extensive bibliography, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and a glossary of common elements in place-names (e.g. 'berg', 'feld', 'stede').
  • A new appendix with recommended web links pointing to relevant online resources, accessible via a companion website

   
This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day. Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'. The A to Z entries are complemented by a detailed introductory essay discussing the chronology and development of English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish place-names, as well as an extensive bibliography, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and a glossary of common elements in place-names. Also new to this edition is an appendix of recommended web links pointing to relevant online resources, thereby expanding the scope of the dictionary and providing the reader with an opportunity to explore the subject further. Both accessible and up to date, this dictionary is an ideal companion for anybody travelling around the British Isles, as well as for researchers and students with an interest in toponomy, local history, cartography, and lexicography.

著者について: 

David Mills is Emeritus Reader in English, University of London, and a member of the Council of the English Place Name Society and of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and in Ireland. Other publications include A Dictionary of London Place-Names (Oxford University Press, 2010), Place-Names of the Isle of Wight: Their Origins and Meanings (Paul Watkins Publishing, 1996), and The Place-Names of Dorset (English Place-Name Society, 4 volumes 1977-2010).

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