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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


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Publication details for Dr Sara L. Uckelman

Uckelman, Sara L. & Slíz, Mariann (2015). Többnyelvű névtani lexikográfia: a Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources elnevezésű nemzetközi szótári projekt. Névtani Értesítő 37: 203-220.

Author(s) from Durham


The paper discusses the international project entitled Dictionary of Medieval Names from
European Sources, initiated by European researchers. The authors enumerate the reasons for and
the aims of the establishment of this online onomasticon; its contents, structure and technical
background are revealed; the editorial guidelines are also presented (with special emphasis on
explaining the method of crowd-sourcing, documentation and attribution). The paper underlines
the significance of the dictionary, as it can be used in different fields (by linguists, sociologists,
historians and the general public); then the authors focus on two basic technical issues of editing:
the determination of the head forms and the conditions under which a name is considered a variant
of another name. The paper accounts for the features of DMNES that are different from those of
Hungarian onomasticons; explains the relevance of the dictionary in Hungarian Onomastics; and
finally introduces the blog connected to the project.