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Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience Seminar on Monday 13th October at 4:00pm

There will be a Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience seminar on Monday 13th October at 4:00pm in the Seminar Room, 58 Hillhead Street SPEAKER: Frank Durgin & Alisa Mandrigin , Swarthmore College, USA & University of Warwick, UK (invited by Lucy

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Imaginative – and less so …

Why do people choose the place-names they do? Well, human beings are incredibly imaginative creatures. Let us take places in a landscape as an example. Landscapes come in different forms, colors and shapes. Some of these forms are very easy

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World concepts – what do they say about us?

World concepts – what do they say about us? How do we see the world? Well, the quick answer is: That depends entirely on which perspective we see the world from. In our daily lives we normally see the world

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Advancing Onomastic Research

PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen  Advancing Onomastic Research held its inaugural PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen (2nd-6th June 2014). The aim of the course was to provide

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What is cognitive toponymy?

The term ‘cognitive toponymy’ emerged from an international symposium held in Glasgow in April 2013. The day’s papers had highlighted different ways in which perceptions of the environment are reflected in place-names, and in which the place-names themselves may in

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