In the Beginning was the Name

In the Beginning was the Name
Selected Essays by Professor W.F.H. Nicolaisen

Published by the Scottish Place-Name Society, 2011


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Contents:

'An Onomastic Autobiography, or, In the Beginning was the Name'  Names 47, 3 (Sept. 1999);

'The Semantic Structure of Scottish Hydronymy' 
Scottish Studies 1 (1957) 211–240;

'The Prodigious Jump'  Festschrift für Kurt Ranke (1968) 531–542;

'Falkirk' Scottish Studies 13 (1969) 47–57;

'Names as Verbal Icons' Names 22, 3 (Sept. 1974) 104–110;

'Surnames and Medieval Popular Culture. Tension and Extension: Thoughts on Scottish Surnames and Medieval Popular Culture' Journal of Popular Culture 14, 1 (1980) 119–130;

'Onomastic Dialects' American Speech 58, 1 (1980) 36–45;

'Thirty Years Later: Thoughts on a Viable Concept of an Old European Hydronymy' Beiträge zur allgemeinen, indogermanischen und romanischen Sprachwissenschaft (1982) 551–563;

'Scandinavian Shore Names in Shetland: The Onomastic Sub-Dialect of a Coastscape' Svenska Landsmål och Svenskt Folkliv 106 (1983) 144–152;

'The Post-Norse Place-Names of Shetland' Shetland and the Outside World 1469‑1969 (1983) 69–85;

'Maps of Space—Maps of Time' Names 32, 4 (Dec. 1984) 358–366;

'Socio-onomastics' Der Eigenname in Sprache und Gesellschaft (1985) 118–132;

'Burnside of Duntrune: An Essay in Praise of Ordinariness' Names 33, 1–2 (1985) 29–38;

'Gaelic Place-Names in Scots' Scottish Language 5 (1986) 140–146;

'Names as Intertextual Devices' Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Names 68/2 (1986) 58–66;

'Imitation and Innovation in the Scandinavian Place-Names of the Northern Isles of Scotland' Nomina 11 (1987; publ. 1988) 75–85;

'Semantic Causes of Structural Changes in Place-Names' NORNA—rapporter 34 (1987) 9–19;

'Place-Name Maps—How Reliable Are They?'; Studia Onomastica: Festskrift till Thorsten Andersson (1989) 261–268;

'Place-names and Politics' Names 38, 3 (Sept. 1990) 193–207;

'Aberdeen: A Toponymic Key to the Region' Northern Studies 27 (1990) 50–63;

'The Past as Place: Names, Stories, and the Remembered Self' Folklore 102 (1991) 3–15;

'Pictish Place-Names as Scottish Surnames: Origins, Dissemination and Current Status' Nomina 15 (1991–92) 7–20;

'Scottish Place-Names as Evidence for Language Change' Names 41, 4 (Dec. 1993) 306–313;

'Names in the Landscape of the Moray Firth' Moray: Province and People (1993) 253–262;

'Is There a Northwest Germanic Toponymy?' Nordwestgermanisch (1995) 106–114;

'Name and Appellative' Name Studies. An International Handbook of Onomastics 1 (1995) 384–392;

'One name but many systems' You name it: Perspectives on onomastic research (1996) 57–62;

'Landscape as Plot: Place-Names in R.L. Stevenson’s Fiction' Onomata 16 (2000-2001) 327‑336;

'"A Change of Place is a Change of Fortune": Place-Names as Structuring  Devices in Chaim Bermant’s Novels' Nomina 24 (2001) 5–14;

'On English and Gaelic Place-names in Medieval North-East Scotland' Nomina Africana 15 (2003) 80–86;

'Perspectives on the pre-Norse language(s) of Orkney' Sea Change: Orkney and Northern Europe in the later Iron Age AD 300–800 (2003)139–144;

'Scottish Loch Names' Revised version of material which first appeared as part of an entry ‘Seenamen’ in Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde 28 (2005) 49–51;

'Teaching names: a personal account' Onoma 39 (2004; publ. 2007) 19–28;

Appendix: List of publications, W.F.H. Nicolaisen.