The Naming of Animals: An Appellative Reference to Domestic, Work and Show Animals Real and Fictional

The Naming of Animals: An Appellative Reference to Domestic, Work and Show Animals Real and Fictional

by Adrian Room
     
 

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Arranged by type of name (generic, descriptive, incident, link, group, pedigree and show, horse and hound, farm, famous, mythical and legendary, and fictional), this is a reference to how people name animals. For each type there is an introductory section followed by numerous examples with the stories behind the particular name.  See more details below

Overview

Arranged by type of name (generic, descriptive, incident, link, group, pedigree and show, horse and hound, farm, famous, mythical and legendary, and fictional), this is a reference to how people name animals. For each type there is an introductory section followed by numerous examples with the stories behind the particular name.

Editorial Reviews

The Year's Work in English Studies
"a handy source of reference on the name of famous animals, whether real or fictional"
Booknews
Explores what people name animals, and the various reasons they have for doing so. Arranged in sections such as generic, incident, group, and pedigree and show names; and farm, famous real, and mythical creatures. The introduction to each section is followed by many examples. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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fascinating

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786493708
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/06/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

The late Adrian Room was a noted toponymist and onomastician. The author of more than 50 reference books about words and names, he lived in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.

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