Hybrid toponyms as a result of the merger of two cultures (based on the analysis of the US English-Spanish toponyms)

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The article presents an analysis of U.S hybrid place names of English-Spanish origin. The author explains the history of certain geographical names, describes the historical events that preceded the appearance of place names given. Particular attention is paid to the principles of formation of such hybrids, and some hypotheses are given about the causes of existence of Anglo-Spanish place names on the U.S. map.

I A Martynenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: irineta@rambler.ru
Foreign Languages Department Philological Faculty

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