Theoretical and Methodological Studies


compiled by Simon Taylor

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Cox, R. A. V., 1989, ‘Questioning the value and validity of the term ‘hybrid’ in Hebridean place-name study’, Nomina 12, 1-9.

Cox, R. A. V., 1991, ‘Allt Loch Dhaile Beaga: Place-name Study in the West of Scotland’, Nomina 14 (1990-91), 83-96.

Hough, Carole, 2009, ‘The Role of Onomastics in Historical Linguistics’, The Journal of Scottish Name Studies 3, 29–46.

Mac Giolla Easpaig, D. 1981, ‘Noun + Noun Compounds in Irish Placenames’, Etudes Celtiques 18, 151-63.

Nicolaisen, W.F.H., 1961 ‘Notes on Scottish Place-names: 16. The Interpretation of Name-changes’, Scottish Studies 5, 85-96.

Nicolaisen, W.F.H., 1975 ‘Place-Names in Bilingual Communities’, Names 23, 167-74.

Nicolaisen, W. F. H., 1989 ‘Place-Name Maps – How Reliable Are They?’ Studia Onomastica (Festskrift til Thorsten Andersson) edd. L. Peterson and S. Strandberg (Stockholm), 261-68.

Nicolaisen, W. F. H., 2011, In the Beginning was the Name: Selected Essays by Professor W.F. H. Nicolaisen (Scottish Place-Name Society, Edinburgh) [with a full bibliography of his publications to date].

Stewart, G. R., 1975 Names on the Globe, (New York, Oxford University Press): detailed introduction to place-names and place-naming throughout the world, and throughout history. Refreshing non-European view (out of print).

Taylor, S., 1997, ‘Generic-Element Variation, with Special Reference to Eastern Scotland’, Nomina 20, 5-22. [important for the discussion of elements such as pett and baile.]

Taylor, S., 2016, ‘Methodologies in Place-name Research’, in The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming, ed. Carole Hough (Oxford), 69-86.

Toner, G., 1999, ‘The definite article in Irish place-names’, Nomina 22, 5-24.