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Type: Journal article
Title: Pristine toponymy and embedded placenames on Islands
Author: Nash, Joshua
Citation: Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 2012; 60(3):166-172
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0027-7738
School/Discipline: School of Humanities : Linguistics
Statement of
Responsibility: 
Joshua Nash
Abstract: Pristine placenaming or pristine toponymy is a concept first put forward by Ross (1958: 333). Ross considers a toponym pristine 'if, and only if, we are cognisant of the actual act of its creation.' This paper redefines and extends Ross's definition of pristine toponymy and considers the role of pristine toponyms and pristine toponymies on small islands which were 'toponymically uninhabited' prior to European colonization, that is, they had no recorded toponymic history.
Keywords: pristine toponymy; embedded placenames; islands; Norfolk Island; toponymic methods; toponymic fieldwork
Rights: © American Name Society 2012
RMID: 0020121055
DOI: 10.1179/0027773812Z.00000000023
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