Placenames of Georgia by John GoffPlacenames of Georgia by John Goff

Placenames of Georgia

byJohn GoffEditorFrancis Utley, Marion Hemperley

Paperback | December 1, 2007

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John Goff wrote for people of all reasonings-historians, linguists, anthropologists, geographers, cartographers, folklorists, and those ubiquitous intelligent readers. Comprising one of the most informative and appealing contributions to the study of toponymy, his short studies have never before been widely available. Placenames of Georgia brings together the sketches that appeared in the Georgia Mineral Newsletter and other longer articles so that all interested in Georgia and the Southeast can share Professor Goff's intimate knowledge of the history and geography of his state and region, his linguistic rigor, and his appreciation of the folklore surrounding many of Georgia's names.
JOHN H. GOFF, an economist specializing in transportation, spent most of his adult life in and around Georgia, serving among other duties, as an economist for the Tennessee Valley Authority and as a professor at Auburn University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University. FRANCIS LEE UTLEY (1907-1974) was a professor of En...
Title:Placenames of GeorgiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9 × 6 × 30 inPublished:December 1, 2007Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820331295

ISBN - 13:9780820331294


Editorial Reviews

Anyone who reads [these essays on Georgia placenames] will not only be entertained and informed about a large number of individual names, but will also get an excellent general idea of how placenames originate and are modified in the course of their largely oral transmission.

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