MONUMENTAL WORK IN SLAVONIC ONOMASTICS
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The paper introduces a two-volume publication entitled 'Slavonic Onomastics. Encyclopedia' (SOE), written by a collective of authors and released in Poland (2002-2003). SOE includes editor's preface by E. Rzetelska-Feleszko, introductory chapter by R. Srámek, 24 'hyperchapters' (entries) and supplements. Each entry is composed of 12 chapters devoted to onomastics and onymy in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia; attention is paid to onymy of the Slavs in Germany, too. SOE contains parts that discuss various onomastic issues (history, theory, terminology, etymology, anthroponymy, toponymy, chrematonymy, language contacts etc.). SOE is predominantly based on a comparative background and represents a first synthetic description of proper names in slavonic linguistics.
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