The Fifth International Conference on Onomastics “Name and Naming”
Baia Mare, September 3-5, 2019
Multiculturalism in Onomastics
- Multiculturalism in Anthroponymy
- Multiculturalism in Toponymy
- Multiculturalism in Names in Public Space (e.g., commercial names etc.)
Official conference languages: Romanian, English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.
Multiculturalism is a more and more prominent topic in contemporary international public space, whether one considers it in relation to politics, religion, ethnicity or culture. In what onomastics is concerned, multiculturalism appears in all its subfields. In toponymy, for instance, in multi-ethnic areas there are names with etymologies from different languages; when analysed in diachrony, these names testify to the history and geography of the places in question. In anthroponymy, the multicultural element is associated with religion, ethnic belonging and the onomastic fashion of a certain age. In ergonymy, multiculturalism mirrors the configuration of the present-day world, in which globalisation determines the existence of an increasingly diverse landscape, as regards names of companies, brands and products.