Ilyin D.Yu. Linguoecological Portrait of Regional Toponymicon: Description Attributes


Dmitriy Yu. Ilyin

Doctor of Scienсes (Philology), Assoсiate Professor, Head of Department of Russian Philology and Journalism, Volgograd State University

Prosp. Universitetsky, 100, 400062 Volgograd, Russia

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Absract. The paper deals with the portraying of the regional toponymicon from the viewpoint of the linguoecological approach, which allows studying the set of local geographical names taking into account the possibility of creating a comfortable language environment for the native speaker. The scale of signs of ecology of a geographical name is determined, the influence of intralinguistic and extralinguistic factors on the formation and development of a regional toponymicon is justified. One of the most important criteria for environmental friendliness is the conformity of the name of a geographical object to the requirements of the language system, in particular, the adaptation of word-building elements to existing top-forms. The ecological character of the regional toponymicon is manifested in the presence of nominations reflecting local features and features of the national character of the inhabitants. The notion 'the degree of uniqueness of the name within the region' is characterized, and the scale of features of the named concept is represented. The possibility of forming corresponding toponymic derivatives, which meets the requirements of the language system, is substantiated. Based on the analysis of the linguistic material, the linguoecological portrait of the regional toponymicon is interpreted from the viewpoint of names that meet the criteria of ecological compatibility, and names that can be designated as linguotoxic.

Кеу words: language system, linguoecology, linguoecological attributes, toponymicon, language portrait, language of the region.

Citation. Ilyin D.Yu. Linguoecological Portrait of Regional Toponymicon: Description Attributes. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2, Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2018, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 99-107. (in Russian). DOI: 

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