Proper Names of Telugu Catholics and Kerala Syrian Christians

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Smita Joseph

Sociolinguistic and Historical Perspectives

ISBN 978-3-643-91440-8
Band-Nr. 23
Jahr 2023
Seiten 226
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The contribution of this book to existing work in
socio-onomastic research is its treatment of the official
and unofficial names of the two Indian Christian communities
(i. e., Kerala Syrian Christians and Telugu Catholics), in
terms of the functions they fulfil in the lives of the
community members. This work is based on empirical data and
thus highlights empirical issues and applications, meant to
make the book of use to the current generation of linguists
and sociolinguists. The author strikes a balance between
qualitative and quantitative approaches and analyses of
data. In addition, both reflexive and constitutive
approaches to naming have been used.

Smita Joseph is Assistant Professor at the
English and Foreign Languages University,
Tarnaka, Hyderabad, India.