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Svanberg, Ingvar
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Kolosova, V., Svanberg, I., Kalle, R., Strecker, L., Ozkan, A. M., Pieroni, A., . . . Soukand, R. (2017). The bear in Eurasian plant names: motivations and models. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 13, Article ID 14.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, ISSN 1746-4269, E-ISSN 1746-4269, Vol. 13, article id 14Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ethnolinguistic studies are important for understanding an ethnic group's ideas on the world, expressed in its language. Comparing corresponding aspects of such knowledge might help clarify problems of origin for certain concepts and words, e.g. whether they form common heritage, have an independent origin, are borrowings, or calques. The current study was conducted on the material in Slavonic, Baltic, Germanic, Romance, Finno-Ugrian, Turkic and Albanian languages. The bear was chosen as being a large, dangerous animal, important in traditional culture, whose name is widely reflected in folk plant names. The phytonyms for comparison were mostly obtained from dictionaries and other publications, and supplemented with data from databases, the co-authors' field data, and archival sources (dialect and folklore materials). More than 1200 phytonym use records (combinations of a local name and a meaning) for 364 plant and fungal taxa were recorded to help find out the reasoning behind bear-nomination in various languages, as well as differences and similarities between the patterns among them. Among the most common taxa with bear-related phytonyms were Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng., Heracieum sphondylium L., Acanthus mollis L., and Allium ursinum L., with Latin loan translation contributing a high proportion of the phytonyms. Some plants have many and various bear-related phytonyms, while others have only one or two bear names. Features like form and/or surface generated the richest pool of names, while such features as colour seemed to provoke rather few associations with bears. The unevenness of bear phytonyms in the chosen languages was not related to the size of the language nor the present occurence of the Brown Bear in the region. However, this may, at least to certain extent, be related to the amount of the historical ethnolinguistic research done on the selected languages.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2017
Keyword
Ethnobotany, Ethnolinguistics, Traditional knowledge, Phytonyms, Brown bear Ursus orctos Motivation, Latin calques
National Category
Pharmacology and Toxicology Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-320977 (URN)10.1186/s13002-016-0132-9 (DOI)000395029600001 ()28222790 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2017-04-27 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Magnus, R. & Svanberg, I. (2017). Wild Animals in Human Assistance: Historical Practices, Semiotic Grounds and Future Prospects. Ethnologia Scandinavica, 47, 154-170
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2017 (English)In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, Vol. 47, p. 154-170Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SWEDISH SCIENCE PRESS, 2017
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-340974 (URN)000413993300010 ()
Available from: 2018-02-07 Created: 2018-02-07 Last updated: 2018-02-07Bibliographically approved
Lundberg, S. & Svanberg, I. (2016). European weather loach (Misgurnus fossilis) at Ulriksdal Palace, Stockholm, in the 1750s   . Archives of Natural History, 43(1), 163-166
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2016 (English)In: Archives of Natural History, ISSN 0260-9541, E-ISSN 1755-6260, Vol. 43, no 1, p. 163-166Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Keyword
fish ponds, ethnobiology, cultural zoology
National Category
Zoology
Research subject
Biology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282332 (URN)10.3366/anh.2016.0356 (DOI)000373417700015 ()
Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Svanberg, I., Bonow, M. & Cios, S. (2016). Fishing for smelt, Osmerus eperlanus: a possible revival. Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský Národopis, 64(2)
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2016 (English)In: Slovak Ethnology/Slovenský Národopis, Vol. 64, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302291 (URN)
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Available from: 2016-08-31 Created: 2016-08-31 Last updated: 2016-08-31
Svanberg, I. (2016). Fåglar i folklig tradition. Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag
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2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Dialogos Förlag, 2016. p. 176
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302114 (URN)
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Available from: 2016-08-30 Created: 2016-08-30 Last updated: 2016-08-30
Svanberg, I. & Lindin, L. (2016). Hinderdon på hundar. Saga och sed: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademiens årsbok, 141-153
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2016 (Swedish)In: Saga och sed: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademiens årsbok, ISSN 0586-5360, p. 141-153Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302335 (URN)
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Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2017-11-21
Svanberg, I. & Gyllin, R. (2016). Kanadagåsens etablering i Sverige. Vår Fågelvärld, 75(3), 22-27
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2016 (Swedish)In: Vår Fågelvärld, Vol. 75, no 3, p. 22-27Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302337 (URN)
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Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2016-09-01
Svanberg, I. (2016). Kär fisk har många namn. Språktidningen (5), 18-24
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2016 (Swedish)In: Språktidningen, ISSN 1654-5028, no 5, p. 18-24Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302336 (URN)
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Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2017-11-21
Svanberg, I. (2016). Levande samlingar: djuren på Skansen. Fataburen, 81-101
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Levande samlingar: djuren på Skansen
2016 (Swedish)In: Fataburen, p. 81-101Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302334 (URN)
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Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2016-09-01
Svanberg, I. & Bonow, M. (2016). Monastiska fiskdammar i senmedeltida Sverige. In: Magnus Gröntoft m.fl. (Ed.), Biskop Brasks måltider: svensk mat mellan medeltid och renässans: (pp. 262-280). Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Monastiska fiskdammar i senmedeltida Sverige
2016 (Swedish)In: Biskop Brasks måltider: svensk mat mellan medeltid och renässans / [ed] Magnus Gröntoft m.fl., Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2016, p. 262-280Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2016
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302265 (URN)
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Available from: 2016-08-31 Created: 2016-08-31 Last updated: 2016-08-31
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