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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Callary  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Edward Callary on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Callary is an associate professor of English at Northern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Callary is an associate professor of English at Northern Illinois University and editor emeritus of Names: A Journal of Onomastics. He is the editor of several books on naming, including Place Names in the Midwestern United States and Surnames, Nicknames, Placenames and Epithets in America: Essays in the Theory of Names.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Place names in the midwestern United States
ISBN: 0773477233. OCLC Number: 44026254

Edwin Mellen Press,. .

Place names of Illinois /
ISBN: 0252033566. OCLC Number: 785781208

University of Illinois Press,. .

"This comprehensive guide illuminates how the history and culture of Illinois are embedded in the names of its towns, cities, and other geographical features. Edward Callary unearths the origins of names of nearly three thousand Illinois communities and the circumstances surrounding their naming and renaming."

Additional Title Information

Place Names of Illinois

, University of Illinois Press, 2008

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