C12.36 Toponymy

Session: Geographical Aspects of Place Names: Cultural-Geographical Approaches

Chairperson: Peter Jordan

Identity, landscape and toponymy in the rural space of the Czech Republic

Přemysl Mácha, Department of Human Geography, University of Ostrava


Direction, distance, and orientation in the evolution of land and sea placenames

Yaives Ferland, Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Laval University


“Third World”, “developing countries”, “North”, “South”, “emerging markets”: A misleading geography of some unusual and disputed toponyms

Marcin Solarz, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw


Role of urban place names in the process of building local identity in Nowa Huta

Karol Janas, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University in Kraków