The place-names of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland : a syntactic analysis

Porter, Trevor (1999) The place-names of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland : a syntactic analysis. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This paper examines the variety of structures of place-names collected during fieldwork undertaken in 102 Trinity Bay, Newfoundland communities and suggests a framework suitable to the grammatical classification of these names. Chapter One is an overview of the history of English place-name studies. It traces place-names methodology from England, beginning in the nineteenth century, to the United States, Canada and, particularly, to Newfoundland. A historical overview of the study area is presented in Chapter Two and Chapter Three discusses the methodological approaches used in the study. Chapter Four is a discussion of issues relevant to the examination and categorization of the data. The grammatical patterns revealed in the names are discussed in Chapter Five. A complete list of patterns is assembled in Table 1, Appendix I, and the corpus is presented, divided according to the discussed categories, in Appendix II.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9363
Item ID: 9363
Additional Information: Bibliography: pages 86-92.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: 1999
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Northeast Coast--Trinity Bay
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Names, Geographical--Newfoundland and Labrador--Trinity Bay

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