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Workshop 2: Names and languages. Onomastics, a device for a better understanding of our linguistic past


Patxi Salaberri Zaratiegi (UPNA/NUP)


Using the data and resources which onomastics provides us with is not only appropriate, but also indispensable for a better understanding of the languages that have been spoken in the Basque Country. This is particularly the case with Basque: even though more and more texts written in Basque have been discovered during the last years, we still do not fully grasp its history and evolution. In this task, diachronic analysis of place names, oikonyms, first names, family names, nicknames and others can contribute to clarifying certain aspects that remain largely obscure to this day.

Within this area, it is particularly interesting to investigate how «onyms» have been used and how they have changed in neighbouring languages, as well as to study the evolution of names with one and the same origin.

Programme of the workshop

6th March


Patxi Salaberri Zaratiegi

Toponimoen azalpena: hipotesien proba eta frogalekua


Karlos Cid Abasolo

Euskal deonomastika eta deonomastika konparatua


Olga Chesnokova

Basque Toponymy of Spanish-speaking Latin America


Luis Mari Zaldua

-Amo bukaera duten toponimoak


Mikel Gorrotxategi, Goio Bañales

Somorrostro, mendebaldeko euskararen muga


Roberto González de Viñaspre

Zaraitzu eta Salazar koronimo bikotea: nondik norako linguistiko-historikoa


Mikel Martínez-Areta

Enkarterrietako euskal toponimoetako antroponimoak

Downloadable programme

Book of abstracts