Cultural identity and personal preferences in anthroponymic praxis in the present-day Scotland

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Naming practices are products of the culture in which they are used [Bramwell]. This paper reports on a project which investigated major socio-cultural factors and recent trends in the Scottish anthroponymic praxis. Data for analysis were obtained through a qualitative online survey conducted in January 2017. The survey findings were then juxtaposed to the lists of the most popular baby names in Scotland published by the National Records of Scotland annually. The research results are indicative of two competing socio-cultural trends in the anthroponymic praxis duly reflected in the Scottish anthroponomasticon.
Translated title of the contributionКультурная идентичность и личные предпочтения как факторы имянаречения в современной Шотландии
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th International Philological Conference
StateAccepted/In press - 2019
Event47th International Philological Research Conference - Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, Санкт-Петербург, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Mar 201825 Mar 2018
Conference number: 47


Conference47th International Philological Research Conference
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
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Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • anthroponymic system, anthroponomasticon, anthroponymic praxis, diversification of the naming pool
  • антропонимическая система, антропономастикон, антропонимическая практика, диверсификация именника


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