2021-11-18Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1515/lex-2021-0005
Spatial cognition in landscape designations in the area of the Old European Hydronymy
Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Subject of the investigation are settlement names that refer to waters. These oikonyms are often the oldest. The research area is that of the Ancient European Hy-dronymy. The Old European hydronyms occur in Central Europe, in the Baltic region, in Southern Scandinavia, in the British Isles, in France, on the Iberian Peninsula and in Italy. The research question is, if the expression of spatial relationships in oiko-nyms with water words is a universal? It turns out to be also other naming strategies. The theoretical framework is Levinson’s (2008) description of spatial cognition. The connection of spatial cognition with landscape terms is new in toponomastics.
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