Place names of six counties in southeast Missouri
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Counties: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, and Wayne Counties."This study is in many ways unique. It is the last of the series. In 1928 a survey of Missouri place names was suggested by Dr. Allen Walker Read, then of the University of Missouri. The work has been supervised by Dr. Robert L. Ramsay of the English Department. Now after seventeen years the studies are being completed. After the information was collected as described, checked, and written in final form as found in the Dictionary (Chapter One), the names were separated into five classes: Borrowed Names, Historical Names, Personal Names, Environmental Names, and Cultural Names (called Subjective Names in the earlier theses). Unsolved Names were grouped in a sixth division."--Introduction.
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Maps: State and six counties -- Introduction -- Dictionary of place names. Borrowed names ; Historical names ; Personal names ; Names of environment ; Cultural names ; Unsolved names -- Special features of place names. Composition of place names ; Other linguistic features ; Non-English place names ; Folkways -- Appendix A. A table of periods -- Appendix B. Local pronunciations -- Appendix C. Dialect terms and Americanisms -- Bibliography -- A list of abbreviations.
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