Place Names Are the True Record of Social and Historical Activities
Science Innovation
Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2019, Pages: 86-89
Received: May 11, 2019; Published: Jul. 19, 2019
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Authors
Qi Hongyan, Research Center of Language and Language Life, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China
Xiao Jiugen, Research Center of Language and Language Life, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China
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Abstract
The place names reflect the historical footprints of human beings and write the history of human beings. It is the fossil of language and records the development and changes of human society and the features of the times. Place names are not only a social language phenomenon, but also a social and cultural phenomenon, which contains rich and profound cultural content. Through the living fossil of place-name, people can not only investigate the history of national migration, but also perspective major national events, look for clues about national economic development, visit the national war, and reveal the characteristics of national natural culture. This thesis adopts the combination of field investigation and literature reading, expounding the topic of real history of social historical activities from the aspects of residents migration, historical events, economic development, military disputes and natural transportation geography, and draws a basic conclusion--the place name is not only a representation of social history, cultural mentality and psychological orientation, but also a special linguistic and cultural product of human society. It develops and develops with the emergence of human society. Without human society, would be no so-called place names.
Keywords
Place Names, Living Fossils of Language, Social History, Cultural Activities, True Record
To cite this article
Qi Hongyan, Xiao Jiugen, Place Names Are the True Record of Social and Historical Activities, Science Innovation. Vol. 7, No. 3, 2019, pp. 86-89. doi: 10.11648/j.si.20190703.11
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