Bajor utcanevek egy magyarországi német településen

  • Márta Müller ELTE Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Kulcsszavak: utcanevek, revitalizáció, nyelvjárás, Pilisvörösvár, bajor telepesek, német utcanevek


Bavarian street names in a German settlement in Hungary  


This paper examines names for squares, streets (many of which led to neighbouring settlements) and alleys in the historical centre of the Hungarian town called Pilisvörösvár (Pest County), given, in the local Bavarian dialect, by Swabian and Bavarian settlers, who populated the place until the middle of the 18th century. The author briefly describes the local German minority, the main features of the Bavarian dialect, as well as the onomastic corpus with respect to the phonetic, morphological, lexical and functional-semantic characteristics of the names. Linguistic analysis is completed with the discussion of how the observed names of Bavarian origin were formed, focusing especially on the historical and socio-cultural factors that played a crucial role in name formation. The Bavarian names for public places were transmitted orally in the local community until the turn of the millennium. Revitalization of the names started in 2009, as a result of which the Bavarian street names on blue and white local history plaques have been placed under the official Hungarian street signs. The last section of the paper presents the steps of this revitalization process.

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