Os cursos d’água de Pires do Rio: análise das motivações toponímicas

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This research focuses on the toponymic studies and aims to describe and analyze the origin of the names, morphological and semantic of designatory toponyms of the hydrography of Pires do Rio-GO city, to identify the relations between these designative places and their respective contextual factors which may, by chance, contain indications of toponymic motivation. The research of the toponyms was done by means of official documents, maps of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and Mauro Borges Institute (IBM) on a scale of 1: 100,000 and topographic maps. The research is documentary based, in a qualitative and quantitative approach, the research method is the onomasiological method combined with other methods, which consists of the study of designations with the purpose of studying the various names attributed to a concept. The analysis of this research’s corpus took place after the survey of the 46 toponyms of the watercourses, from which 15 are analyzed in this study. In this sense, it is assumed that the toponymic sign is motivated, once extralinguistic factors influence the nominator in the act of naming, in the perspective that the language outlines reality in its own way (Sapir-Whorf), and the language itself is a depository of culture, thus, toponyms reveal socio-historical-cultural factors of the place that names it. The history and geography of Pires do Rio-GO city was the basis for the analyzes, which on the onomasiological bases show that the place and its physical and social characteristics influence the nominator in the moment of the toponym baptism. To perceive naming and nominator relationships are factors that are revealed through the taxonomic classifications, noticing at the same time that the origin of the names and their morphological structure reveals the contextual factors that are impregnated in the toponymy of the language / culture / environment, aspects from the point of view of who appointed it.



Toponímia, Língua, Cultura, Pires do Rio, Hidrografia, Toponymy, Language, Culture, Pires do Rio, Hydrography


SILVA, C. C. Os cursos d’água de Pires do Rio: análise das motivações toponímicas. 2017. 122 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Estudos da Linguagem) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2017.