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Atles Ornitonímic de les Illes Balears [Atlas of Bird Names of the Balearic Islands]

By: Cosme Aguiló Adrover(Author), Antoni Mestre Vallbona(Author)
468 pages, colour photos, 171 colour maps
Atles Ornitonímic de les Illes Balears [Atlas of Bird Names of the Balearic Islands]
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  • Atles Ornitonímic de les Illes Balears [Atlas of Bird Names of the Balearic Islands] ISBN: 9788499653549 Paperback Apr 2017 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Language: Catalan

This exhaustive work of geolinguistics collects and maps the popular names of birds in the entire territory of the Balearic Islands and identifies references. It is aimed at philologists and ornithologists, but also to readers interested in language and nature. Field work was intermittently done between 1989 and 2005. A total of 651 people belonging to 126 historical centers of the four islands were interviewed and 501 surveys were conducted, which included 1,903 popular names for 148 species and two subspecies. To deal in a practical way with all the information, a database was created that contains more than 34,000 records, each of which corresponds to an ornithologist interviewing a particular person. The result have been collated in 171 maps that generally show a great variation, be it lexical or phonetical, and are illustrated with images of the birds and explanations of the obtained materials. Congenital names of other languages are often provided, and sometimes etymological explanations are provided. For space reasons, the names of animals are represented on the maps using symbols that can be interpreted through a legend made in conventional writing, and the respective phonetic transcriptions are included alphabetically at the end of the book.

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Aquesta obra de geolingüística recull i cartografia amb pretensions d'exhaustivitat els noms populars dels aucells de tot el territori de les Illes Balears i n'identifica els referents. Va adreçada als filòlegs i als ornitòlegs, però també al públic sensibilitzat pels temes de llengua i de naturalesa. El treball de camp, amb algunes interrupcions, es va fer entre els anys 1989 i 2005. S'entrevistaren un total de 651 persones pertanyents a 126 nuclis històrics de les quatre illes i es realitzaren 501 enquestes mitjançant les quals es recolliren 1.903 noms populars per a 148 espècies i dues subespècies. Per tractar de manera pràctica tota la informació es creà una base de dades que conté més de 34.000 registres, cadascun dels quals correspon a un ornitònim de referent identificat per la persona entrevistada. El resultat ha estat plasmat sobre 171 mapes que per regla general tenen una gran variació, ja sigui lèxica o fonètica, i s'il·lustren amb imatges dels aucells i explicacions dels materials obtinguts. Sovint s'aporten noms congèneres d'altres llengües i de vegades es fan aclariments etimològics. Per qüestions d'espai, els noms dels animals es representen en els mapes mitjançant símbols que són interpretables a través d'una llegenda feta en escriptura convencional i les respectives transcripcions fonètiques s'inclouen en una relació alfabètica que es troba al final.

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By: Cosme Aguiló Adrover(Author), Antoni Mestre Vallbona(Author)
468 pages, colour photos, 171 colour maps
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