UDC 81'11

ETYMOLOGY OF THE NAMES OF AMERICAN CITIES

Dresvyanskiy Dmitriy Vladimirovich1, Krapivkina Olga Aleksandrovna2
1National Research Irkustk State Technical University, post-graduate student
2National Research Irkustk State Technical University, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages Department

Abstract
The article deals with the origin of the names of American cities. The authors show different ways of naming these toponemes, among which naming after a political figure, Indian origins, naming after the place colonists arrived from, etc. The article also says that renaming cities took place rather often in American history.

Keywords: city, etymology, name, toponeme., USA


Category: Linguistics

Article reference:
Etymology of the names of american cities // Humanities scientific researches. 2014. № 2 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://human.snauka.ru/en/2014/02/8698

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