RURAL HUMAN TOPONYMY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ASSIS BRASIL, STATE OF ACRE: AN ANALYSIS OF SEMANTICMOTIVATIONAL ASPECTS

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Toponym, Human landscapes, Alto Acre Region, Municipality of Assis Brasil

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This article analyzes the rural toponyms of Assis Brasil (AC- BRAZIL), focusing on their semantic-motivational aspects. The methodology used was by Dick (1990, 1992), and the initial studies of the State toponyms was carried out by Sousa (2007). We aim to present the description and the analysis of rural toponymy in the municipality of Assis Brasil, in the State of Acre (Brazil), regarding semantic-motivational aspects. Data were selected from spreadsheets of rural settlements. They were recorded in lexicographical-toponymic forms as adapted from Dick’s proposal (2004). Findings showed: the greatest influence of anthroponyms (23,59%) is related to people who were somehow notable in the social, historical, and cultural context; hagiotoponyms (12,4%) are related to saints from the Catholic discourse; and zootoponyms (10,12%) refer to the local fauna.

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Alexandre Melo de Sousa, UFAC

Doutor em Linguística e Professor Associado IV na Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC) no Centro de Educação, Letras e Artes, em Rio Branco (AC), Brasil.

Sandra Mara Souza de Oliveira Silva, UFAC

Mestre em Letras e doutoranda na Universidade Federal do Acre (UFAC), no Programa de Pós-graduação em Letras: Linguagem e Identidade, em Rio Branco (AC), Brasil.

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01/11/2022

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Melo de Sousa, A., & Souza de Oliveira Silva, S. M. (2022). RURAL HUMAN TOPONYMY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ASSIS BRASIL, STATE OF ACRE: AN ANALYSIS OF SEMANTICMOTIVATIONAL ASPECTS. Revista De Letras Norte@mentos, 15(40). Recuperado de https://periodicos.unemat.br/index.php/norteamentos/article/view/10479