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Sunday 17 August


Registration, 15:00 - 18:00, Seymour Schulich Building, Foyer

17:00 - 20:00 Meeting ICOS Board, SSB Executive Learning Centre Private Dining Room

Monday 18 August

Registration, 8:30 - 11:00, Seymour Schulich Building, Foyer

A reduced staff will be available for registration for the remainder of the day.

9:00 - 10:30 Meeting, Editorial Board of Onoma, SSB-S127


11:00 - 12:00 Opening Session

Robert R. McEwan Auditorium, W141
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch


Session A, 13:30 - 15:30
  1. Business Names 2. Jewish Names 3 a. Aboriginal, Indigenous Names 4. Personal Names 5 a. Place Names 5 b. Place Names, Canada 6. Other Names
Room E112 E115 N105 E111 E118 N106 N107
Chair Zilg Demsky Helander Gerritzen Hough Kully Davey
13:30 - 14:00 Fomenko

Brand Names in Contact: Cross-Cultural Marketing Blunders

On the Name of the Weekly Day of Rest

Wisdom of the Ages: From 'Houses' to Monsters', the Naming Practices of the Coast Tsimshian First Nation

Rodskarl, Trynta and Spænneklo. Bynames in the Records of the Town Council of Arbogo from the Name-Semantic Point of View

Some Challenges of Names Recognition: The Ontario Geographic Names Board, Canada, 2000-2007

Building Names in Singapore: Multilingualism of a Different Kind
14:00 - 14:30 Lick / Wochele

Kentucky Fried Chicken vs. Poulet Frit Kentucky: Canada and its Different National and Linguistic Identities: Implications for the Naming Strategies of Fast Food Chains and their Products

Names of Jews in the Medieval Navarre (11th-15th centuries)

Pre-Christian Sacral Personal Names in Scandinavia
Redondo Lanzas

Rasgos dialectales andaluces en la toponimia oficial

Nicknames of Ontario's Cities and Towns

Lifestyle, Worldview and Identity: Names on Customized Vehicle Registration Plates
14:30 - 15:00 Leblanc

«Pour éviter de nouvelles affaires Vioxx®... » Vers une vision prototypique des noms de marques

Changing Patterns in Names of Maori Representative Sportsmen in New Zealand, 1892-2007

Denoting Non-Natives in 15th Century Stockholm

Galatian Place Names Revisited: Intercultural Toponomastics in Central Asia Minor and Galatian History

Basque Traces in the Toponymy of Newfoundland and Various Coasts of Atlantic Canada
Coates (1)

A Natural History of Proper Naming in the Context of Emerging Mass Production: The Case of British Railway Locomotives
15:00 - 15:30 Sefrioui

Que se cache-t-il derrière les noms de marques biologiques?
  Lawson / Zavyalova

The Cultural and Language Effects of the Influence of Russian on West Siberian Tatars

Rufnamen in Riga im 15. Jahrhundert

Empire and Names: The Case of Nagorno Karabakh

Toponymie et contrepoids aux effets du paysage linguistique en situation de contact des langues

Naming of Minivan Taxis Used for Public Transportation in the Caribbean
15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 17:00

Plenary Session, Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, SSB-W141

André Lapierre, University of Ottawa, Canada

A mari usque ad mare: Reflections on the Toponymy of Canada – Regards sur la toponymie du Canada

17:30 - 18:30 Opening Reception, SSB-Foyer/CIBC Market Place

sponsored by York University

19:30 - 22:00 UNGEGN Working Group on Terminology/ ICOS Terminology Committee, SSB-S127

Tuesday 19 August

Session B, 8:30 - 10:30
1. Names in Literature 2. Jewish Names 3 a. Aboriginal, Indigenous Names 4. Place Names 5 a. Personal Names 5 b. Personal Names 6. Proper Names in Social Encounters
Room E112 E115 N105 E118 E111 N106 N107
Chair Ahrens Lawson Pedersen Nilsson Kuhn Vizmuller-Zocco Ainiala / De Stefani
08:30 - 09:00 Barry III

First Names of Fictional Characters in Novels by Charlotte Bronte

Hawaiian Storied Place Names: The Journey from Un-naming to Re-placing

Livonian - The Less Spoken Indigenous Language in Latvia and its Toponymical Heritage

Un document inédit sur l'anthroponymie des Marches en 1312

Estranjeros y sus nombres en Alemania. Tendencias en el proceso de elegir y poner nombres entre familias extranjeras o biculturales en Alemania
Ainiala / De Stefani

Proper Names in Social Encounters: A Theoretical and Methodological Introduction
09:00 - 09:30 Smith

Ethnic, Class, and Occupational Identities in Shakespeare's Names

A Socio-semantic Interpretation of Selected Jewish and African Names in Soyinka's "Death and the King's Horseman"

Paper Not Given


One Territory, Many Maps: Aspects of Place Names and Naming on Norfolk Island
Cekula / Gitendorfa

Village Names of Latgale and Līvu Krasts in the Book, "Villages of Latvia. Names, Geographical Location"

Türkische Namen in Deutschland: zwischensprachliche und multikulturelle Beziehungen

Identifying Feminine Names in Medieval Lombardy
De Stefani

Constructing the Social Space: Toponyms and Place Descriptions in Interaction
09:30 - 10:00 Entzenberg

With Another Name: The Use of Pseudonyms among Writers 1870-1920

Do Qumran Inscriptions Show the Hellenization of Qumran Residents ?

Multiple Aboriginal Place Names in Western Victoria, Australia

The Changing of Place Names in Pöide Parish, Saarema, Estonia
Farkas (1)

Surnames of Foreign Origin in Language Contact Situations: The Reasons and Ways of their changes and their Influence on the Surname Stock in Hungary

Greek Personal Names in Merovingian and Carolingian Gaul. A Survey
10:00 - 10:30 Le Guillou

Essai d'onomastique sandienne

Jewish Names and the Shoah: Implementation and Recollection

Renaming Indigenous Toponymy in Official Use in the Light of Contact Onomastic Theories

Die meistgebrauchten Wege der Ortsnamengebung in Võrumaa, Estland

Adaptation, Conservation or Something Else? The Choice of First Names in Multilingual/Multicultural Families in Contemporary Sweden.

St. Benedict from San Fratello (Messina, Sicily): An Afrosicilian Hagionym on Three Continents

La catégorie du nom propre dans les interactions sociales à l'exemple d'activités scolaires
10:30 - 11:00 Break
Session C, 11:00 - 12:30
  1. Street Names 2. Jewish Names 3 a. Place Names 3 b. Place Names 3 c. Place Names 4. Personal Names 5. Proper Names in Social Encounters
Room N105 E115 E111 E112 E118 N106 N107
Chair Wahlberg Demsky Schneider Löffler Kremer Brylla De Stefani / Ainiala
11:00 - 11:30 Päll

Historical Multilingualism of Street Names in Estonia

'Guotmann' und 'Bonhomme': Ein nicht ganz neuer Deutungsvorschlag
Nguessan / Kouadio (1)

Toponymy and Natural Environment: A Retrospective Study of Environmental Changes Based on Toponyms

Ortsnamen, Siedlungslandschaften und Ethnien in der nordböhmischen Elbtallandschaft

First Names and Globalization

Use of Toponyms in Spoken Language: the Case of Vuosaari in Helsinki
11:30 - 12:00 Lehtonen

Street Names in Two Languages - Bilingualism in Helsinki
Farkas (2)

Jewish Surname Changes in Hungary (19th-20th century)

Lexemes 'sala' and 'āres' in Latvian Toponyms

Standardization of Swedish Place Names Yesterday and Today

Czech Toponyms of Foreign Origin as Witnesses of Multicultural Contacts in Central Europe

International First Names in South-Slavonic Europe

Functions of Urban Place Names
12:00 - 12:30 Vincze

Probleme der deutschen Straßennamenchronologie und -typologie im Zeitabschnitt von 862 bis 1711 auf dem von Madjaren besiedelten Gebiet des Karpatenbeckens

A Jewish Surname between Family Tradition and Scholarly Analysis

Old English "meresteall" and Old Swedish "*marstall". A Northwest Germanic Compound and Place Name Element?

Das choronymische Mikrosystem des Rumänischen. Eine historische Darstellung

Oppositions in Toponymy

Regional Variation in North American Women’s Surname Choices

Linguistic Social Encounter in Oral Microtoponymy
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Session D, 14:00 - 15:30
  1 a. Other Names 1 b. Other Names 2. Alpine and Mountain Names 3. Toponymy within Cartographic Language 4 a. Personal Names 4 b. Personal Names 5. Names in an Educational Setting 6. ICOS Bibliography Session
Room E112 N107 E115 E111 N105 N106 E118 S335
Chair Ahrens Lillian Hausner Ferland Embleton Balode Smith
14:00 - 14:30 Oha

An Enquiry into Chieftaincy Titles among the Igbos of Southeastern Nigeria

Paper Not Given


Sémantique différentielle du théonyme Dieu Très Haut dans la Genèse : une étude exploratoire

Alpkultur - A Project with New Methods in Onomastics

Atlas Index: Structure, System and Name Collection

Vornamen von polnischen Immigranten im Ruhrgebiet

Names in Multi-Cultural Scotland: Personal Naming in the Muslim Pakistani Community in Glasgow
De Vinne / Johnson

Name Histories of U.S. Women's Colleges: Local Imprint, Global Impact

Gerritzen / van Dalen-Oskam

14:00 - 15:30

Introduction to the Use of the New ICOS Bibliography Project

ICOS Internet Cafe, Seymour Schulich Building

14:30 - 15:00 Abbasova

Some Aspects of Personal Names in Proverbs and Sayings

Paper Not Given


Berg-, Alm- und Flurnamen von Chamonix/Frankreich im Lichte der Mehrsprachigkeit und Multikulturalität

Paper Not Given


Dictionary of Moravian and Silesian Anoikonyms -A New Project of Czech Linguistics
Parfyonova / Savinykh

Human Evaluation in Russian Appellative Anthroponymy (on Zauralye Archival Sources of the XVI-XIX Centuries)

Female Names and Male Names. Equality between the Sexes

The Effects of Informal Address in the College Classroom
15:00 - 15:30 Hlongwa

Nicknames of South African Soccer Teams and Players as Symbols of Approbation in a Multilingual and Multicultural Country

Interdisziplinäre Verankerung der Onomastik im Spezialforschungsbereich: "HiMAT --- History of Mining Activities in the Tyrol and Adjecent Areas"

Interactive Digital Version of a Dictionary of Minor Place Names

Balto-Finnic Personal Name Suffixes

Proper Names in Education: Local Traditions and Global Tendencies
15:30 - 16:30 Canadian Society for the Study of Names/Société canadienne d’onomastique, General Meeting, E112 Richard Coates, Special Report on the Survey of English Place Names Project, E111
16:30 - 17:30

Plenary Session, Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, SSB-W141

Lynn Peplinski and Sheila Oolayou, Inuit Heritage Trust, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Not an Empty Wasteland: Renaming in the Canadian Arctic. Names, Language and Orthography Reflecting Centuries of Inuit Land Use and Occupancy

17:30 - 18:30 Reception, SSB-Foyer/CIBC Market Place

Sponsored by the Canadian Society for the Study of Names/Société canadienne d’onomastique

Wednesday 20 August



Excursion Day

Niagara Falls Tour


Pick up for Niagara Falls tour will be at York University, 8:30 am; returning at approximately 7:00 pm



Thursday 21 August

Session E, 8:30 - 10:00
  1. Personal Names 2 a. Place Names 2 b. Place Names 2 c. Place Names 3. Toponymy in Cartographic Language 4. Other Names 5. Sign Language
Room N105 E115 E112 N107 E111 E118 N106
Chair Sundström Helleland Vizmuller-Zocco Kerfoot Wolodtschenko Neethling Ahrens
08:30 - 09:00 Brouwer

Why Many Dutch Surnames Look So Archaic: The Exceptional Orthographic Position of Names

English Place-Names with Christian Associations

Paper Not Given

Saura Rami

La toponimia como reserva lingüística de un espacio recesivo: el caso del aragonés (España)
Van Langendonck / Van deVelde

Functions of the Definite Article with Proper Names

Geospatial Ontologies : Entity Labelling vs. Generic Feature Names
Ivashchyshyn / Andreychuk

The Names of Concepts for Multilingual Communication: Ukrainian Experience

Paper Not Given

09:00 - 09:30 Hagåsen

Restrictions against Alliteration and End Rhyme in the Swedish System of Personal Names

'Find the Lady': The Term "Lady" in English and Scottish Place Names

Valencian Toponymy in the Arab, Aragon and Catalan World Presented in Spanish

The Definite Article 'The' in U. S. Place Names

Presentation of Saami Place Names on Swedish Maps during the Last 100 Years

Folklore Onomastics: The Present State and Perspectives

Paper Not Given

P. Matthews / D. McKee / R. McKee

Country Names in Sign Languages
09:30 - 10:00 Dechief

Forms and Norms: Theorizing Immigration-Influenced Name Changes in Canada
Coates (2)

A Glimpse through a Dirty Window into an Unlit House: Names of the Northwest European Islands
Tort Donada

Agrarian Landscapes and Toponymy in the European Mediterranean Region

Towards a Chronology of Topographical Elements in Irish Place Names

Names in a 17th Century Atlas of the Dutch East India Company

Proper Names in the Russian Word Associative Net

Pointy Helmets and Buckteeth - Naming in Sign Language. An Exploration
10:00 - 10:30 Break
Session F, 10:30 - 12:00
  1 a. Personal Names 1 b. Personal Names 2. Aboriginal, Indigenous Names 3 a. Place Names 3 b. Place Names 3 c. Place Names 4. Names in Contact
Room E112 E115 N105 E118 E111 N106 N107
Chair Becker Hagåsen Clark Coates Léonard Leino Leibring
10:30 - 11:00 Wirth

Les noms de famille composés en Lorraine
N. Felecan

Baptismal Names and their Inflectional Forms in the Subdialect of Maramureş

Political Issues in Australian Aboriginal Toponymies

Prolegomena zu einer historischen Variationsgrammatik der italienischen Toponyme

Opportunity or Threat? The Role of Minority Toponyms in the Linguistic Landscape

Nomination als Phänomen am Schnittpunkt zwischen Onomastik und kritischer Diskursanalyse
11:00 - 11:30 Hussar

Changes of Estonian First Names in the 19th Century

Personal Names of Livonian Origin in Latvia: Past and Present.

Changes and Traces of Ainu Place Names in Contact with Japanese

Place Names and Identities

La toponymie comme pomme de discorde dans un pays «multilingue»: le cas de la Belgique

Use of Place Names on Road Signposts. Examples of Practice in Central Europe

Modifications phonétiques et morphologiques affectant les toponymes et les anthroponymes d’origine scandinave lors de leur introduction en français
11:30 - 12:00 O. Felecan

Romanian-Ukrainian Connections in the Anthroponymy of the Northwestern Part of Romania

The Classification of Hungarian First Names by Origin

Paper Not Given


Toponymy and Identity in a Language Shift Situation
Nguessan / Kouadio (2)

A Study of the Semantics of Baoulé Toponymy

When Onguiaahra Became Niagara (and 'The Mountain' Became 'The Escarpment')

Urban Name Environments in a Multicultural Perspective
Ngeow / Kong

Understanding Chinese Students' Naming Culture: What's up with Wing-Yu and Fish?
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:30 ICOS General Meeting, Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, SSB-W141
18:00 - 19:00 Reception, SSB-Foyer/CIBC Market Place

Sponsored by the American Name Society

Co-hosted by the Society and by the following members: Derek and Donna Alderman, Aaron Demsky, Christine De Vinne, Tom and Alice Gasque, Helen Kerfoot, André Lapierre, Ed and Irene Lawson, Donna Lillian, Michael McGoff and Donna Pylypciw, Jane Messenger, Alleen and Don Nilsen, Don and Martha Orth, Alan Rayburn, Richard Randall, Jenny Runyon, Grant and Lelia Smith, Ken Tucker and Brenda Esson, and Kemp Williams.

19:00 Banquet

Seymour Schulich Building Executive Learning Centre Dining Room

Friday 22 August

Session G, 8:30 - 10:30
  1 a. Business Names 2. Other Names 3. Theory, Linguistic Aspects of Names 4 a. Place Names 4 b. Place Names 5 a. Personal Names 5 b. Personal Names 6. ICOS Bibliography Session
Room E112 E111 E115 N105 E118 N107 N106 S335
Chair Leblanc / Hoffman Lillian Embleton Van Langendonck Tort Donada Lapierre Arcamone
08:30 - 09:00 Hoffmann

How Onomastics Can Contribute to Solving a Marketing Problem: the Case of Eurasia

Traduction multilingue de toponymes en botanique

'Fremdes Namengut': Nachbenennungen in neueren Toponymen. Nebraska und weitere Namen aus Übersee

Settlement Name Strata in the Multilingual Carpathian Basin

Doppelvornamen in Westfalen. Beobachtungen zur historischen Vornamengeographie
09:00 - 09:30 Rieger

'VERGNANO' is not Italian, because I Can't Understand It. The Perception of Pseudo-Italian Product Names by German Speakers

Zwartje, Flight of Delight and Chikai: Borrowed Names for Domestic Animals in Sweden

Problèmes de la terminologie des sciences onomastiques

Paper Not Given


Die Toponyme in einer bulgarischen Bilingualismus-Situation

Old Hungarian Hydronyms in the Multilingual Carpathian Basin
López Franco

La prénomination à Tlalnepantla de Baz, État de Mexico, au Mexique, tout au long du XXe siècle

Chronological Strata of Christian Names in Bulgarian Anthroponymy

Paper Not Given

Gerritzen / van Dalen-Oskam

Introduction to the Use of the New ICOS Bibliography Project

9:30 - 10:30

ICOS Internet Cafe, Seymour Schulich Building

09:30 - 10:00 Zilg

WULEVU wuerstel? Eine Darstellung produktgruppenspezifischer Aspekte italienischer Markennamen des Lebensmittelmarktes

Culinary Toponyms: Place Names in North American Recipes

Paper Not Given

Skybina / Muzya

Ontological Characteristics of Toponyms and Methods of their Lexicographic Description

Landskrona, Sibirien and Jeriko. Borrowed Place Names in Sweden down through the Ages

Urban naming and Cultural Identity

Some Main Peculiarities of Modern Kyrgyz Personal Names.

Power and the Pragmatics of Nicknames
10:00 - 10:30 Pandey

"It's Feng, not Fang!" and "Was it Borat or Boris?" Examining the Orthography of Onomastic Insult in 21st Century Hollywood

Name Change due to Monastic Ownership
Ntihirageza / Duchaj

Survival by Loss of Identity: The Power of Names among Burundian Refugees in Tanzania
D. Felecan / O. Felecan

Postcommunist Political Satire Illustrated in the Nicknames of Romanian Politicians
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00

Plenary Session, Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, SSB-W141

Adrian Koopman , University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Southern African Onomastic Research

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
Session H, 13:30 - 15:00
  1. Terminology 2 a. Place Names 2 b. Place Names 2 c. Place Names 3 a. Personal Names 3 b. Personal Names; Projeccts, Data Bases 4. Names in Literature 5. Bibliographies
Room E111 E112 E115 E118 N105 N106 N107 S335
Chair Lapierre Gasque Nyström Löffler Casanova Schweickard van Dalen-Oskam
13:30 - 14:00 Faster

Contractions in Balto-Finnic Place Names

Conceptual Structure of Emergent Place Names

Paper Not Given

Ainiala / Vuolteenaho

Slang Toponyms in Early Twentieth Century Helsinki

„Munie-Mauri-Mort”. Neue Fundstücke aus der romanisch-germanischen Sprachmischzone in der westlichen Schweiz

Contacts médiatiques et migrations onomastiques à Catane (Italie)
Schmuck / Dräger

The German Surname Atlas Project - Computer-Based Surname Geography

Proper Names in Recent Lithuanian Translations of Canadian Authors


Introduction to various bibliographies and discussion.

13:30 - 14:30

Internet Cafe, Seymour Schulich Building

14:00 - 14:30 Torensjö

Inappropriate Place Names -- Do They Exist?

Once Again about the Theoretical Aspects of the Difference between Exonyms and Endonyms

New Names for Municipalities Merging from Two or More Villages or Towns

Multiethnische Aspekte in den Flurnamen Wiens und Niederösterreichs
Imomova / Begmatov

La formation des prénoms ouzbeks

FamOs - Österreichische Familiennamen Online

The Destiny in the Name
14:30 - 15:00   Molchanova

The Correlation between Part and Whole in Altai (South Siberia) River Names

Multilingual Names on the Finnish Basic Map

Oralité et microtoponymie dans le canton de Grand-Bourg (Creuse, France)
Tomás Arias

La onomástica sefardí como testimonio de algunos términos léxicos aragoneses

Paper Not Given


Das Saarbrücker Forschungsprojekt 'Onomastik und Akkulturation'

Proper Names in Camil Petrescu's Work
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:45 Closing Session, Robert R. McEwen Auditorium, SSB-W141
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