English place names

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Batsford, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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This revised and updated edition of the 1961 classic explains the technique of place-name study; examines the types of place-name formation, both ancient and modern; and includes a new chapter on modern place-names. It covers names of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and French origin, those with Christian and pagan significance, those illustrating social and legal customs; and more.

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Contents

Preface
6
County Abbreviations
9
Abbreviations and Pronunciation of Old English and
10
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