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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1337: A Feast of Names, II: Contact of Cultures and the Evolution of Given Names

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources
Organiser:Sara L. Uckelman, Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:Drew Shiel, National Institute for Digital Learning, Dublin City University
Paper 1337-aYou Can Call Me Al-Cuin: A Re-Evaluation of Medieval English Personal Naming, 900-1100
(Language: English)
James Chetwood, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Onomastics
Paper 1337-bA Typology of Contact Phenomena in Medieval Personal Names
(Language: English)
Mariann Slíz, Institute of Hungarian Linguistics & Finno-Ugric Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Onomastics
Paper 1337-cÞá hálgan: An Etymological and Cross-Linguistic Analysis of Anthroponyms
(Language: English)
Serena Martinolich, Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri, Università degli Studi di Genova
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Onomastics

Many onomastic studies focus on a single time and place, providing a detailed linguistic and social analysis of the names from a narrow data set. While there is no doubt that these studies provide valuable information, in this session we seek to move from the meagre diet afforded by a narrow, monocultural approach to the full feast offered when multicultural aspects of names are considered. This session looks at the influence of multiple cultures on the evolution of given names on and off the continent.