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Using the concept of onomastic literacy as an analytical tool : A methodological examination of the names of European royal families (2022)


Kotilainen, S. (2022). Using the concept of onomastic literacy as an analytical tool : A methodological examination of the names of European royal families. Nordisk tidskrift för socioonomastik, 2022(2), 63-88. https://doi.org/10.59589/noso.22022.14677


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All authors or editorsKotilainen, Sofia

Journal or seriesNordisk tidskrift för socioonomastik

ISSN2004-0296

eISSN2004-0881

Publication year2022

Volume2022

Issue number2

Pages range63-88

PublisherKungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur

Publication countrySweden

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.59589/noso.22022.14677

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/83526


Abstract

Onomastic literacy (the skills needed to interpret the cultural and social phenomena and meanings related to name-giving) are part of a person’s cultural capital. I use this concept, which I have developed, to study personal names in family networks and in royal families in particular. This research combines the approaches and methodologies of
collective biography, microhistory and the history of mentalities. The concept of onomastic literacy helps us to contextualize the lives of the research objects more closely as part of the cultures and local communities of their times, thereby revealing the deep-rooted motives behind name choices and the slow change in mentalities affecting naming.


Keywordspersonal namesnamingroyaltyrulers (role)identity (mental objects)symbolscultural capital (social assets)social networksmicrohistoryhistory of mentalitiesonomastics

Free keywordscultural capital; identities; mentalities; multiliteracies; name-giving; networks; onomastic literacy; personal names; royal families; symbols; Elizabeth II


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Reporting Year2022

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