Two Projects in Onomastic Lexicography

By November 17, 2016,
Page 213-221
Author Patrick Hanks, Kenneth D. Tucker
Title Two Projects in Onomastic Lexicography
Abstract Computational analysis of pairings between surnames and forenames in ‘A Diagnostic Database of American Names’ (‘ADDAN’) reveals statistically significant associations. These can be used as evidence to help pinpoint the most likely source language of an unfamiliar and unresearched surname, and to provide a framework for historical and genealogical research. The data can also be studied geographically. Some surnames are more associated with particular States or regions. A study of present-day distribution of surnames can be correlated with historical and other evidence regarding settlement patterns.
Session PART 5 - Dictionary Making: Special Types of Information
author = {Patrick Hanks, Kenneth D. Tucker},
title = {Two Projects in Onomastic Lexicography},
pages = {213-221},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2000},
month = {aug},
date = {8-12},
address = {Stuttgart, Germany},
editor = {Ulrich Heid, Stefan Evert, Egbert Lehmann, Christian Rohrer},
publisher = {Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung},
isbn = {3-00-006574-1},