Bohemian Manchester, Moravian Klondike and Silesian Versailles: Attributive structures of foreign place names in contemporary Czech journalism

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Title:Bohemian Manchester, Moravian Klondike and Silesian Versailles: Attributive structures of foreign place names in contemporary Czech journalism
Creators:
David, Jaroslav; jaroslav dot david at osu dot cz; Katedra českého jazyka FF OU, Reální 5, Ostrava, 701 03, Czech Republic
Semian, Michal ; semian at natur dot cuni dot cz; KSGRR PřF UK, Albertov 6, Praha 2, 128 43, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 76, 2, pp. 129-148
Uncontrolled Keywords:place names, exonyms, foreign endonyms, journalism, place marketing, Czech National Corpus, appellativization

Abstract

Exonyms – i.e. toponyms of the type Rakousko, Benátky (‘Austria’, ‘Venice’) – were introduced to the Czech landscape (along with foreign endonyms) in medieval times. During the 19th century, a new, specific application of foreign place names began to appear, and this development forms the focus of the present article. Such words began to feature in attributive structures of the type český, pražský (‘Czech’ or ‘Bohemian’, ‘Prague’s’) + exonym / foreign endonym; many of these structures came into widespread use referring to areas whose boundaries were not clearly delineated or defined, or they served the purposes of marketing and advertising. In the 1990s, the growing influence of a “new” European regionalism and the formation of new territorial entities was accompanied by a revival of some old regional identities – and, in turn, by the revival of their names. Attributive structures with foreign place names thus began to re-appear in toponymy, and also in advertising or journalism. The analysis presented in this article is based on the SYN PUB component of the Czech National Corpus, and it focuses on the collocations of the lemmas český/moravský/slezský (‘Czech’ or ‘Bohemian’/‘Moravian’/‘Silesian’) + exonym / foreign endonym, aiming to offer insight into the reasons underlying the use of such structures in contemporary journalism.

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Title:Bohemian Manchester, Moravian Klondike and Silesian Versailles: Attributive structures of foreign place names in contemporary Czech journalism
Translated title:Bohemian Manchester, Moravian Klondike and Silesian Versailles: Attributive structures of foreign place names in contemporary Czech journalism
Creators:
David, Jaroslav; jaroslav dot david at osu dot cz; Katedra českého jazyka FF OU, Reální 5, Ostrava, 701 03, Czech Republic
Semian, Michal ; semian at natur dot cuni dot cz; KSGRR PřF UK, Albertov 6, Praha 2, 128 43, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:place names, exonyms, foreign endonyms, journalism, place marketing, Czech National Corpus, appellativization
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:76
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 129-148
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:8427
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:28 May 2015 12:01
Last Modified:28 May 2015 10:01

Citation

David, Jaroslav; Semian, Michal (2015) Bohemian Manchester, Moravian Klondike and Silesian Versailles: Attributive structures of foreign place names in contemporary Czech journalism. Slovo a slovesnost, 76 (2). pp. 129-148. ISSN 0037-7031

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