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Naming the Aquapelago: Reconsidering Norfolk Island fishing ground names

By J. Nash


Fishing ground names are an understudied taxon in toponymy. By reviewing the author's recent consideration of this toponym taxon, this article claims that an aesthetic appreciation of fishing ground names and their emplacement as linguistic and cultural ephemera is warranted within Island Studies and recent scholarship in aquapelagos.Joshua Nas

Topics: Toponymy; fishing ground names; language aesthetics; linguistic fieldwork; toponymic ethnography; aquapelago
Publisher: Macquarie University
Year: 2012
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