"The place names are neither good nor bad, but cultural richness" by María Teresa Cáceres in The Conversation

Wednesday, 5 July, 2023

María Teresa Cáceres Lorenzo, Professor at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and member of the IATEXT has published recently in The Conversation: "The place names are neither good nor bad, but cultural richness" together with Marcos Salas Pascual Researcher associated with the Institute of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Historically, place names have served to designate geographical points but we all know that "they define something more than the proper names of a place, they glimpse a history, useful information for many sciences (botany, demography, ethnography , geography, philology, etc.), but above all they are part of the life and culture of the people of each environment, and therefore they are generators of feelings and expression of a cultural link."

There are numerous examples found in the article to reflect the importance of place names and how their use has changed with the evolution of languages.

Full article in The Conversation.

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